Defence Industry

Sheet Metal Manufacturing for the Defence Industry

For over 15 years Universal Fabrications has been manufacturing armoured parts for the UK Defence industry across a range of vehicles. We utilise our machining and fabrication services to support both the refurbishment and production of new vehicles.

  • Manufacturing over 12,000 parts per annum.
  • Mastiff, Ridgback, Wolfhound and Boxer.
  • Challenger 3.0 Upgrade.
  • Manufacturing Full vehicle chassis and armoured kits.
  • Part of the PANAMA design and manufacturing team on the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system, specially designed for improvised explosive device (ED) detection.


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Our Defence Capabilities

Utilising our cutting, bending, MIG, TIG, Robot Welding and Precision Machining capability we are able to manufacture the full range of metal based parts, fabrications and assemblies. Alongside the production teams, we also have a packing team who are able to produce a Kit of Parts from multiple supply sources working from picking lists and schedules.

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Meeting Defence Industry Standards

From a paint and coatings perspective, we are able to adhere to Defence standards such as Def Stan 80-225, Def Stan 80-161, Def Stand 80-143 & Def Stan 80-213. This includes finishing to British Standard colour references BS381C 285 NATO Green, Desert Tan and BS381C 361 Light Stone.

If you would like to discuss your defence project, our experts are ready to talk.

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