Today the Government published its Integrated Review of Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. Responding to the document, ADS Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

“The Integrated Review sets out the UK’s clear ambitions for a secure and prosperous Global Britain. Industry is ready to work in partnership with the UK’s Armed Forces, security services and law enforcement agencies to equip them with the advanced technology they need to fulfil this vision and boost our national security and resilience.

“Industry looks forward to publication of the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy next week to fully understand how delivery of the Government’s ambitions will support jobs and prosperity in all parts of the UK, and strengthen our international trade partnerships.

“Realising the UK’s ambition to become a true science and technology superpower can bring benefits across many sectors of the economy. It will require a strong partnership of Government, industry and academia to secure the rising R&D investment required.”