Defence Support Group
|Headquarters||Andover, England, United Kingdom|
|Minister responsible||Philip Dunne MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State|
|Agency executive||Archie Hughes, Chief executive|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Defence|
The Defence Support Group (DSG) was an executive agency and wholly owned trading fund of the Ministry of Defence. It was established on 1 April 2008 by the merger of Defence Aviation Repair Agency and the Army Base Repair Organisation. It was created under The Defence Support Group Trading Fund Order 2008.
DSG employed about 3,500 staff, with its Head Office in Andover. Annual turnover was in excess of £200 million. The Chief Executive was Archie Hughes, formerly from DARA.
DSG offered maintenance, repair and overhaul of military air and land equipment, mobile and in-barracks equipment support, fleet management, calibration, electronics, components and logistic support. DSG was one of the largest defence engineering service providers in the UK.
The main sites are were:
Smaller support sites were:
Sale of DSG
In November 2014 Babcock International was announced as the preferred buyer of DSG's land repair and maintenance business and an agreement was reached in December 2014. The sale was completed to Babcock on 1 April 2015.