About Us

We are a technology company with a 40-year heritage serving Defence, Government and Business in the UK and around the world.

What we do

Company Overview

We are a technology company with a proud history working with Defence, Government and business in the UK and around the world.

Our long-term customers include high-level Government departments, which rely on us to provide services and systems that are critical to our national security and defence.

Part of Cohort plc since 2006, we deliver trusted and tailored services and solutions that improve the security, efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Whether our customers need us to manage the full life-cycle of a solution designed especially for their operations, or one-off consultancy, our highly-skilled experts deliver a world-class service in our specialist areas.

Since the risks and threats to all organisations are continually evolving, we are always working to develop ways of keeping our customers' technology secure. Our ISO accreditation 27001 and other certifications mean we meet required industry standards. Plus our teams regularly go above and beyond to deliver outstanding work.


Armed Forces Covenant

MASS is part of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. The covenant is an agreement between the armed forces community, the nation and the government. It encapsulates the moral obligation to those who serve, have served, their families and the bereaved.

The covenant’s twin underlying principles are that members of the armed forces community should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services; and that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most such as the injured or the bereaved.

 Read more about the Covenant: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-covenant-2015-to-2020/armed-forces-covenant

Cohort plc

Cohort is the parent company of six innovative, agile and responsive businesses providing a wide range of services and products for British, Portuguese and international customers in defence, security and related markets.

Cohort was founded on the principle that SME-size businesses can prosper by being part of a larger group, where they can benefit from financial oversight, management support and the exchange of information and practices. We aim to achieve this while preserving the high growth potential of innovative independent businesses.

We aim to add real value through the experience and contacts of our senior team while providing a light-touch but effective governance framework to our subsidiaries. Our objective is to deliver value to shareholders through our five operating subsidiaries: Chess, EID, ELAC SONAR, MASS, MCL and SEA.

The headquarters of the Cohort Group are in Reading, Berkshire and in total we employ around 950 core staff there and at our other operating company sites across the UK and in Portugal.

To find out more about Cohort plc visit www.cohortplc.com