Responding to the release of the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“Industry has worked closely with the MOD to develop this Defence and Security Industrial Strategy which looks to meet the UK’s national security priorities, support resilience and build on domestic industrial capability.

“The DSIS lays the foundation for a  defence and security industry that will have the confidence to invest in the advanced capabilities needed by the UK Armed Forces and security services.

“A more nuanced approach to competition and more opportunities for SMEs will deliver a more agile, innovative and resilient UK industrial base.

“Industry looks forward to working in partnership with the MOD on this new way forward.”