Mark Elson MBE

Mark Elson MBE

Dstl Fellow, Electromagnetic Protection Group, Dstl
Mark Elson – Fellow within Platform Systems Division of the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), responsible for Air Survivability. Previous significant roles include Team Leader for Infrared Countermeasure Evaluation, Group Leader for Threat Evaluation and Acting Department Manager for Sensors and Countermeasures Department. Mark has thirty plus years’ experience in the development of Air Survivability solutions, is an active member of the UK community and was awarded the MBE in 2008 for Helicopter Protection solutions for Operations HERRICK and TELIC. An Electroinc Engineer who studied at Masters Level with Cranfield University where he was awarded an MSc by research for novel Air Survivability concepts and is now a visiting Fellow. A Chartered Engineer through the Institute of Engineering and Technology, where he has also been awarded Fellowship. In addition, Mark has supported NATO Air Forces Armament Group (NAFAG) since 1996 and has been the chair of the Air Capability Group 3, Sub Group 2 (ACG3/SG2), responsible for all aspects of NATO Air Survivability, since 2007. His current focus is on rolling out the Next Generation Air Survivability approach across the UK, working closely with Air Command, and NATO to deliver proactive, system-level and agile solutions that keep ahead of threat in complex and connected operational environments.