ADS supports the defence sector’s contribution to the UK’s economic health by shaping the market, generating business development and providing networking opportunities in support of our UK member companies.
Through our ongoing work to promote a UK Industrial Strategy, ADS supports and works with the UK MOD, the Home Office, the FCO, DIT DSO and the Security Services, helping Member companies to grow and export. The defence team also provide a number of specialist services such as advice on export licensing, commercial issues, offsets, international trafficking in arms regulations and the EU Defence & Security Directive.
Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015
The UK defence industry has a vital role to play in safeguarding national security, generating economic prosperity, promoting stability overseas, and responding effectively to crises. The 2015 National Security Strategy (NSS) and Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) set out the Government’s vision for “a secure and prosperous United Kingdom, with global reach and influence”. ADS welcomed the SDSR as a well-conceived and pragmatic response to the new and challenging threats to UK national security. In particular, the focus on innovation, support for exports and SMEs, and a refresh of the 2012 industrial policy are extremely welcome. Working with industry, ADS has identified the following issues as priorities for the implementation of the SDSR:
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
ADS operates a number of groups to support specialist business development requirements of its members. These are open to all members to join. Some of the areas covered include:
- IG: Infrastructure Group
- LANDING: Land Interest Group
- MIG: Maritime Interest Group
- TASIG: Training & Simulation Interest Group
The policy team works with the government to shape the political, economic and business environment within which our Members operate. For the defence sector, working with the government also influences capability requirements and leads to business opportunities.
ADS has dedicated resource looking at markets and opportunities across the world. This information can be accessed in The Business Development Centre (BDC) in our Members Area.
Contact us to find out more about any of the areas that you may be interested in.