Manufacturing UK

The principal mission of Manufacturing UK is to ensure that MBDA deliverable commitments are met in terms of time, cost and quality. The aims are:

  • To underpin the MBDA role of Prime Contractor through appropriate retention of manufacturing knowledge and capability 
  • To extend manufacturing philosophies and industrial expertise 
  • To ensure optimum flexibility, agility and responsiveness of all manufacturing resources (people, machines, facilities and equipment)
  • To ensure that all submitted bids are achievable from a manufacturing viewpoint i.e. proposed manufacturing architectures (incl. supply chain), processes & capabilities, delivery schedules, resource allocation and costs
  • To make sure designs are feasible and to develop appropriate manufacturing architectures and processes in order to meet development and production programme requirements
  • To develop manufacturing methods and architectures compatible with emerging product and process technologies and concepts e.g. increased sub-system modularity and re-use and evolution through technology insertion within and across product families
  • To maintain responsiveness to changing customer demands throughout the product life-cycle through the deployment of flexible and agile manufacturing resources, facilities and architectures with particular emphasis on in-service support to all UK HMG Services (e.g. UORs and/or surge demand)
  • To ensure recognition of manufacturing excellence within the customer community base

Mechanical Engineering

The focus here is to develop, design and support the following mechanical aspects throughout their life-cycle in order to meet the required timescales and cost while maintaining optimised performance for all current and future MBDA projects, including:

  • Physical missile & systems product design 
  • Missile mechanical airframes
  • Mechanical, electromechanical, and (small) pyrotechnic sub-systems
  • The management of in-house associated engineering centres of excellence
  • Future preparation through implementing a strategic approach to innovation, technology, modularity, skills and investment across MBDA

Electronic Engineering

The Electronic Engineering function manages the design and delivery of high technology electronic products for our projects. 

Our expertise includes:

  • On board missile equipment such a weapon controllers, fin actuators, safety systems and data links
  • Firing control units for land, naval and airborne platforms
  • Automatic test equipment
  • Electrical equipment
  • Training simulators
  • Countermeasures equipment


We’re looking for engineers who relish solving challenging problems within tight timescales and budgets. You’ll work internationally and have the passion to work for MBDA, the number one European missile company. We are looking for all levels of Electronic Engineer, across a wide range of electronics disciplines including technical leadership and Electronics Project Management.

If you are stimulated by the thought of being part of our future then why not get in touch and explore the opportunities we have.