Aardvark Group

About Us


The Aardvark Group was founded in the UK in 1982 as an OEM of Protective Mobility vehicles and whilst over time the organization has added entities in both the US and the Middle East, the Group remains very proudly a British defence and security organization.

Fundamentally Aardvark develops solutions on the ‘defensive’ spectrum and to that end we do not manufacture, nor supply lethal products.

In the early days of the business, Aardvark’s core Protective Mobility product was the globally adopted Joint Service Flail Unit used by military and NGOs across the globe for breaching and route proving in a combat engineering scenario and the clearance of area contaminated by land mine and improvised explosive devices.

Aardvark is prolific in the history of combat engineering, receiving accolades and awards including being awarded the title, “The Most Effective Landmine Clearance System in the World” by the Sixth Secretary General of the United Nations, H.E. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, in 1993 through his own personal experience of our equipment in the clearance of vast areas of contamination in Egypt.

Following a strategic review involving our primary clients, government, strategic partners and supply chain in 2017 the Aardvark Group invested in significant expansion which delivered mission critical capabilities in Defence and Security, and the ability to develop novel integrated technical solutions, designed to protect people and assets from harm – both capabilities supported by a network of colleagues drawn from military and policing communities on 4 continents.

The outcome of these two critical enhancements to the Aardvark Group is an unmatched access to a vast network of partners who collaborate with us through their complementary technology, services, training and solutions.

  • Proven Track Record: With 40 years of experience, the Aardvark Group has consistently demonstrated excellence in delivering protected mobility solutions tailored the specific needs of the end-user, from border security and defence to the clearance of the remnants of war and combat engineering in over 50 countries globally.
  • OEM In-House Design and Testing: Our in-house capabilities ensure the precision design and rigorous testing of our solutions, guaranteeing superior performance and safety.
  • Class Leading Portfolio of Products and Solutions: Crewed and Un-crewed Vehicles and the advancement into Ai: Aardvark’s crewed platforms, Cerberus and Hercules are class leading.  Aardvark’s uncrewed ground vehicles, GEN2 and RANG-R are leading the chase in the transition from operator driven vehicles to autonomous systems. 
  • Other OEM Approved Engineering Centre: Alongside our Aardvark OEM developed solutions we are also an accredited engineering centre which brings prestige and an unparalleled expertise to enhance the capabilities of our end-users heavy machinery fleet whilst maintaining the technical ability of the equipment and protecting the OEM warranty.
  • Training: The Group controls the delivery of all end-user training in-house ensuring an exceptional level of qualification and proficiency, and that delivers the highest equipment utilisation in our sector – further enhancing and protecting Aardvark brand.
  • Lifecycle Maintenance Support: Uninterrupted support through our operations centres across the globe.

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Structured for Success

The Aardvark Group is excited to announce a new organisational structure and leadership team, effective March 5, 2024.   The organisational design process involved every

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meet the team

David St John-Claire FIoD

David St John-Claire FIoD

Chief Executive Officer

Abdullah Al-Suwayed

Abdullah Al-Suwayed

Executive Director

Tony Shannon

Director of Operations

Eric Fenwick

Eric Fenwick CA

Head of Finance & Company Secretary

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Director of Strategy

Stuart St John-Claire

Stuart St John-Claire

Technical Director

Mark Padgett

Mark Padgett

Head of Operations – EOD

James Knox

James Knox

Chief Designer – Land Systems

Kate Lawlor

Kate Lawlor

Communications Manager

Narinder Phull

Procurement Lead

Paul Sowden

Quality Assurance Manager

Nick Hallworth

Senior Mechanical Engineer

James Young

Test & Trial Engineer

Martin Breen

Design Engineer

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