|WDSL Aerospace was formed in 1993 as Wylam Defence Systems
Limited, as a manufacturer of military hand-held ground
By 1996 Portaguard and Permaguard were in service with specialised
reconnaissance forces in the military and most surveillance units in the
majority of the world’s government agencies, whilst our ultrasonic products
are in widespread Naval and Military service around the world.
Our Portamarine portable ultrasonic liquid level indicator is in service with
the Royal Navy, US Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and various Commonwealth,
European and overseas Navies, whilst our Portascanner portable ultrasonic
watertight integrity test indicator is in service with various Navies and Military
Forces around the world testing watertight compartments, hatches, NBC
and CW seals and hatch covers in Submarines, Warships, Armoured
Vehicles and Fleet Support Vessels.
Building on this customer market WDSL became closely involved in
providing an array of procurement and logistic services, and private military
services, for various governments around the world, particularly focussing
on British Commonwealth countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North
America and Australasia.
In 1998 WDSL was invited to provide project management services in regard
to a government-owned B747 undergoing VIP conversion for a family in a
The company’s extensive network of agents, representatives and
partners overseas aided the addition of aerospace to its defence
roots, and today WDSL provides a unique array of services within
Aerospace and Defence in over 60 countries.