Multinational Defense Services (MDS) was formed in 2008 with the objective of providing the United States soldier and our allied forces with military articles and services that provide an overwhelming edge over enemy forces. To meet this objective, MDS possesses experience in all areas of ammunition, weapon, and weapon platform lifecycle management from mission need through demilitarization.

MDS is registered with the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as a broker and has an excellent working relationship with the DDTC which is key to timely approval of licensing. MDS maintains an ATF Type 11 Destructive Devices License and import registration that permits the import of military articles into the United States. These registrations ensure that all transactions are completed in strict accord with federal, state, and local Governmental regulations.

The MDS Quality Management System is compliant with all aspects of ISO 9001:2015. The MDS Quality Philosophy is to prevent the creation of defects through the use of various six sigma and lean manufacturing tools. We believe that through proper planning and investment material can be produced correctly the first time and every time. As a complete Systems Integrator our team mentors each manufacturer or supplier to ensure that all processes yield products that meet or exceed customer requirements.


Khurram Shah


Edmundo Apodaca

vp, compliance

Rhonda Irby

vp, bd

Tim Allen

vp, qa & risk management



MDS is ISO 9001:2015 certified and registered with the U.S. Department of State and Department of Justice as importers, exporters and manufacturers of defense articles.