MOD surplus equipment for sale

Ministry of Defence equipment for sale such as ships, boats, vehicles, aeroplanes and helicopters.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) sells surplus equipment through the Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA).

The DESA is the sole authority within the MOD for the sale of surplus military equipment and inventory from the UK armed forces, offering an opportunity for customers and governments to acquire proven capabilities in a cost effective manner.

Published 30 January 2014
Last updated 16 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Potential sale of the former HMS Walney.
  2. Added a link to the advance notice for the potential sale of former RFA ships Gold Rover A271 and Black Rover A273.
  3. Added information about Submarine Dismantling Project market engagement day.
  4. Removed: Notice of sale: car ferry, MV Strangford (MMSI: 235004601) and passenger ferry, Rachlyn (MMSI: 235054741); Advert of sale: former forward repair ship RFA Diligence
  5. Added sale of former RFA Diligence.
  6. Added Sale of 1 car ferry and 1 passenger ferry.
  7. Added new page for the sale of HMS Illustrious.
  8. Remove expired adverts.
  9. Added sale of former HMS Walney, Endurance and HMCC Sentinel.
  10. Removed sale of 3 BAe 125 CC3 aircraft, with engines
  11. Added Sale of 3 BAe 125 CC3 aircraft, with engines.
  12. Removed sales which have now closed.
  13. Added new equipment for sale.
  14. Added sale of Tristar dynamic simulator.
  15. Removed expressions of interest where closing dates have passed.
  16. Added advance sale of HMS Walney and sale of Avro Shackleton MR2C aircraft tail numbers WL795.
  17. Added sale of a Harrier GR3 aircraft: tail number XZ130
  18. Removed Sale of a Gloster Javelin FAW 4 aircraft as this has now ended.
  19. Added Maritime equipment for sale.
  20. Added Sale of a Gloster Javelin FAW 4 aircraft.
  21. Removed Sale of Phantom aircraft.
  22. Added Sale of miscellaneous surplus defence equipment in Cyprus.
  23. Added sale of Phantom aircraft.
  24. Added sale of landing craft Arezzo.
  25. Removed "Sale of 2 former type 42 Destroyer ships for recycling" document as sale has concluded.
  26. Added sale of 2 type 42 destroyers.
  27. First published.