Civil Defence Supply

Research, development, testing, manufacture, supply and training of specialised Defence and Law Enforcement products

History 9



Civil Defence Supply  -  2001 to today……

As can be seen from this brief HISTORY Civil Defence Supply has been at the fore-front of massive changes in tactics and equipment.  From early beginnings manufacturing DRAGON portable searchlights for the Army EOD teams in Northern Ireland which to this day ate still the standard UK Military Searchlight, it can be seen that quality design and engineering does pay dividends not only for the company but for the customer, guaranteeing reliable and effective equipment solutions that stand the test of time.

The company is an ISO 9002 Quality Assured manufacturer with a tremendous reputation for project management at the highest levels supplying home and internationally not only equipment but delivering training and managerial support.  Many senior officers the company has worked with in the past have retired and now act as Civil Defence Supply consultants providing years of operational experience in all aspects of modern policing and law enforcement.  As can be seen from this web site the Company has grown in capability and stature and is without doubt one of the leading companies in its field worldwide.


The awards shown below are just an example of the many, as well as hundreds of letters of commendation received over the past 32 years.  Civil Defence Supply is now creating a new range of Less Lethal options to add to its existing product categories.

Civil Defence Supply was the initiator of the first working party into improved Police Personal Protective Equipment in 1998 and began work on defining Standards for riot shields.  In 1999 Civil Defence Supply was the first European police PPE Manufacturer to Self-Certify under EU CE Rules creating an entirely new set of test procedures to determine impact performance, flame resistance, chemical attack and durability of fixtures. That work stimulated the creation of a British Standards working group PH 3-12 that then became the BS 7971 Committee under the Chairmanship of Paul Varnsverry, a very experienced protective equipment design consultant.  


Eran Bauer, the Director of Civil Defence Supply was and still is the Chairman of the British Standards Riot Shields Sub-Committee responsible for the 10 year review of BR 7971 with Home Office scientists within the Centre for Applied Sciences & Technology (CAST)

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