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Nedshield is a privately held defence development company with business units in the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. We have three core business areas:

Software Development – bespoke 3D / GIS/ android tracking systems and decision support tools for deployable infrastructure and manouvre support. Products: Virtual Base/ Venator and Astus.

Drone Defence – multi-sensor drone detection and mitigation systems for use in civil defence, prison services and high-value/critical asset protection. Products: DDMS and consulting services.


Starting as a solution integrator in 2011 for the Defense and Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Relief (MIL & HADR) sectors, Nedshield discovered new and innovative ways to improve the Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) planning, design and operation.

Nedshield was tasked by the Netherland`s Ministry of Defence to carry out its INFRA2base (I2b) “camp of the future” project as a Dutch National Technology Project (NTP)\ so to realize the objectives of improving operational capabilities, efficiency and protection levels, whilst reducing the logistical burden, energy levels and overall cost.

During the I2B project, Nedshield engaged various Armed Forces to ensure the interoperability and compatibility with its design approach. It formed many R&D partnerships with both global technology companies and leading subject matter experts to incorporate and meld cutting edge technologies with as much operational experience as possible.

The project was successfully completed in mid-2016. One of the key outputs of the I2b project was the definition of an integrated mission-camp planning process and the specification of a new software tool which became Virtual Base.

Through this holistic FOB/mission study, Nedshield gained unique insights and experience and has continued on to develop the “Virtual Base” (VB) suite of software and supporting content.

VB now allows for substantial rapid operational improvements in both new and existing missions/camps and VB can reduce standard mission/scenario planning time to a fraction of what is currently the norm.

Nedshield introduced the concept of the creation of a continuous improvement cycle for military bases through the development of the camp Resource Management System (RMS – formerly the DFCC). Here the camps key resources ENERGY and WATER can be optimally managed – along with other important (user defined) functions.

Nedshield started the development of the mission-camp software planning tool in Switzerland and generated the supporting global geo-spatial data. We have also created a number of highly sophisticated camp design tools including; multi-dimensional, collaborative design software applications, powered by multi-level database structures and linked object (asset) libraries and has also developed the Drone Detection & Mitigation Solution (DDMS).

Just prior to COVID, Nedshield developed a powerful 3D Common Operating Picture (COP) capability and recently fielded its latest family of integrated 2D and 3D android mobile applications for the military, and counter -illicit-trafficking (CIT)  missions with Chengeta and Rory Young (Astus).

Currently Nedshield is further developing the VENATOR software in the United Kingdom.