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357 documents from Defence Equipment and Support

  • British Forces Post Office locations

    A list of British Forces Post Office (BFPO) locations, numbers and postcodes for Ministry of Defence (MOD).

  • UK to double F-35 fleet with 17-jet order, Defence Secretary announces

    The multi-million-pound contract signed will see the UK own 35 stealth jets by end of 2022 with Britain manufacturing 15% of the overall global order for 255 aircraft.

  • DE&S Engineering Management Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme

    Information about the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Engineering Management Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme and case studies.

  • Defence equipment plan reports

    These reports outline how the Ministry of Defence will deliver and support the equipment our armed forces need to do the jobs we ask of them.

  • The defence equipment plan 2018

    The seventh annual summary for MOD's plans to deliver and support the equipment our armed forces need to do the jobs we ask of them.

  • DESG Graduate Scheme

    Information about the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Graduate Scheme and case studies.

  • £93 million missile project secures over 100 Belfast jobs

    Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced a multi-million-pound deal to modernise and boost the British Army and Royal Marines’ very short-range air defence capability.

  • Dstl: Supporting innovation for MOD’s next generation air defence systems

    A new cutting-edge air defence missile system is on target for full-time use by both the Royal Navy and the British Army – with its innovation supported by experts from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), who have been at the heart of its development since conception.

  • Warpaint

    Biannual technical publication offering advice and guidance on coatings for application to Royal Naval surface ships and submarines.

  • Defence Secretary announces Devonport will home all new Type 26 frigates

    All of the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 26 frigates will be homed in Devonport, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced at the Naval Base today.

  • New £1bn deal to support Navy operations will support over 700 British jobs for a decade, Defence Minister announces

    Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced that new contracts expected to be worth over £1bn have been signed with British firms to support military ships for the next decade.

  • BFPO services guide

    How to use the British Forces Post Office, claim compensation and use the Enduring families free mail service (EFFMS).

  • British Forces Post Office: last dates of posting

    A list of dates for friends and family of service personnel wishing to send British Forces Post Office mail in time for Christmas.

  • Wedgetail is on the radar, Defence Secretary announces ahead of NATO conference

    Speaking ahead of this week’s NATO conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the Ministry of Defence is in discussion with Boeing and the Royal Australian Air Force about the potential for the E-7 Wedgetail radar aircraft to replace the current Sentry fleet.

  • Daily messing rates for military personnel

    A list of the daily messing rates for military personnel including supplements and in-flight scales.

  • Catering retail and leisure/pay as you dine charges

    A list of the catering retail and leisure/pay as you dine charges for military personnel.

  • Defence Minister Stuart Andrew at DVD18, Millbrook

    A programme to supply the British Army with a new fleet of eight-wheeled armoured vehicles has taken a major step forward, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced at one of the world’s leading land equipment events.

  • British companies get green light to press ahead with new Army vehicle plans, Defence Minister announces

    A programme to supply the British Army with a new fleet of eight-wheeled armoured vehicles has taken a major step forward, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced at one of the world’s leading land equipment events.

  • Lift-off: F-35 take-off technology site opens ahead of historic flight trials

    A state-of-the-art new facility making unique vertical lift technology for fighter jets has been opened by Defence Minister Stuart Andrew in Bristol today.

  • Defence Modelling and Simulation Coherence

    DMaSC provides a defence wide coherent approach to provide better Modelling & Simulation (M&S) capability and reduce costs with less of an environmental impact.

  • Niteworks

    Niteworks was established by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a commercially neutral environment in which to address complex Defence challenges through a partnership between MOD, industry and academia.

  • British-armed F-35B Lightning jet takes to the skies

    Britain’s new stealth fighter jet, the F-35B Lightning, has carried out its first trials armed with UK-built weapons, showcasing the major role that the UK plays in the supersonic aircraft and bringing it a step closer to operations on the frontline.

  • Defence food quality standard

    A guide to the minimum quality criteria to be met by contractors supplying food and drink products for the UK armed forces worldwide.

  • RFA Tideforce docks in Falmouth ahead of entering service

    The fourth and final Tide class tanker, RFA Tideforce, has arrived in Cornwall for customisation.

  • Defence Equipment & Support annual report and accounts: index

    Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) annual reports and accounts.

  • The EU Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations (DSPCR) 2011

    The DSPCR establishes rules for the procurement of defence and sensitive security equipment and services by contracting authorities in the UK.

  • RAF recieves 20th Atlas transport aircraft

    The Royal Air Force (RAF) has taken delivery of the 20th next-generation Atlas transport aircraft as the programme continues to meet key development milestones.

  • Defence Secretary cuts ribbon on Bolton-based missile factory

    Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today officially opened a Bolton-based factory where almost 700 staff are making multi-million-pound missiles for British soldiers, warships and fighter jets.

  • Defence Minister visits world leader in tactical military bridges

    Defence Minister Guto Bebb has seen first-hand how the MOD is boosting regional economies across the country after he visited one of Britain’s leading military suppliers.

  • Defence Equipment and Support Principal Security Advisor

    Find out about the Defence Equipment and Support Principal Security Advisor (DE&S PSyA) team and the International Visits Control Office.

  • Defence Equipment and Support – Working for DE&S

    We are responsible for equipping and supporting the UK's armed forces for current and future operations.

  • Britain’s most advanced jets touch down on home soil

    The first of Britain’s next-generation fighter jets have arrived home 2 months ahead of schedule in a major milestone for the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.

  • Ready for F-35s: runway resurfaced at RAF Marham

    Preparations for the arrival of the UK’s new F-35 multi-role combat aircraft have taken a major step forward with the completion of resurfacing work on the secondary runway at RAF Marham.

  • British Army’s new air defence missile blasts airborne target by Baltic Sea

    A brand-new missile system at the heart of the British Army’s future air defences has completed its first successful firing trials, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

  • Defence Minister welcomes first of new carrier-ready helicopter fleet

    Defence Minister Guto Bebb has today announced the delivery of the first of a fleet of new helicopters designed for Royal Marine aircraft carrier operations.

  • £850m Sea Ceptor missile system enters service with Royal Navy

    A world-class missile system that will protect the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers has officially entered service, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today.

  • Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation chart

    Organisation chart at May 2017.

  • Defence Equipment and Support corporate plan reports

    These corporate plans set out the strategic objectives for the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation.

  • Defence Equipment and Support: corporate plan financial years 2018 to 2021

    This corporate plan sets out the strategic objectives for DE&S over the financial period 2018 to 2021.

  • MOD surplus equipment for sale

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

  • Defence Secretary announces massive £2.5bn investment in UK nuclear submarines

    Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson today announced the Ministry of Defence is investing a massive £2.5 billion in boosting Britain’s submarine building projects.

  • Royal Navy gets first unmanned minesweeping system

    An autonomous minesweeper system that can safely clear sea lanes of mines has been handed over to the Royal Navy, Defence Minister Guto Bebb has announced.

  • HMS Illustrious: recycling

    Details of the recycling of the former HMS Illustrious.

  • Sir Simon Bollom appointed Chief Executive of Defence Equipment and Support

    The Cabinet Secretary, with the agreement of the Prime Minister, has today announced the appointment of Sir Simon Bollom as the new Chief Executive for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), an arm’s length body of the Ministry of Defence.

  • Defence Secretary marks major step forward for UK’s nuclear submarine capability

    Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has today announced a major step forward for Britain’s new nuclear submarines.

  • Defence Secretary announces £80m Guardian to protect the skies

    The Ministry of Defence will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy in protecting the skies, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

  • Defence Secretary launches £132m Scots sub-hunting aircraft home

    Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson cut the first turf on a £132m facility for the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) at RAF Lossiemouth today.

  • British Army’s rifle set for multi-million-pound upgrade

    The Ministry of Defence is upgrading the British Army’s standard combat rifle to ensure troops are equipped with the best possible battle-winning kit, Defence Minister Guto Bebb has announced.

  • Defence Engineering Degree Apprenticeship 2018

    Information about the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) engineering management, degree apprenticeship schemes.

  • DE&S engineering management apprenticeships

    Details of Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) engineering management apprenticeships.

  • Defence Secretary announces innovative threat detection system for the Army's newest armoured vehicle

    The Defence Secretary announces a £3.7 million deal for the Army's next generation armoured vehicle with the latest automated threat warning system.

  • DESG and Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College

    Information about joining the MOD's Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) through the Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College (DSFC) route.

  • New offshore patrol vessel named HMS Trent

    HMS Trent, the third of the Royal Navy’s five new Offshore Patrol Vessels, has been formally named at the Glasgow shipyard where she was built.

  • Join Defence Equipment & Support as an apprentice

    DE&S is seeking to recruit apprentices across engineering and finance areas for National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

  • UK agrees sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil

    The MOD has agreed to sell HMS Ocean to the Government of Brazil after 20 years of service.

  • £260m deal signed to keep RAF giants flying

    A £260 million agreement with the United States Government to support RAF C-17 heavy lift transport aircraft into the next decade has been signed by the MOD, Defence Minister Guto Bebb announced today.

  • Firing of 50,000th simulated round from turret trainer signals savings of £125M

    The 50,000th simulated round has been fired from an AS90 Turret Trainer signalling savings of approximately £125 million to the Ministry of Defence.

  • Ministerial Communiqué on the A400M Programme

    This communiqué summarises the meeting of the A400M Partner Nations (UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg and Turkey) chaired by Minister of State for Defence Procurement Guto Bebb on 5 February 2018.

  • Huge new Atlas aircraft hangar opened by Defence Minister

    A £70 million hangar large enough to contain three of the RAF’s new Atlas transport aircraft at the same time was officially opened by Defence Minister Guto Bebb at RAF Brize Norton today.

  • Policy for UK enumerations for distributed simulation

    UK MOD Policy for enumerations for distributed simulation.

  • The defence equipment plan 2017

    The sixth annual summary for MOD's plans to deliver and support the equipment our armed forces need to do the jobs we ask of them.

  • New Shetland radar to better protect UK Northern airspace

    A new RAF radar facility reinforcing the UK’s ability to track unidentified military or civilian aircraft will be powered up ready to operate soon, the head of the RAF heard today.

  • New navy warship accepted by Defence Minister

    Defence Minister Guto Bebb today formally announced the acceptance of HMS Forth, the Royal Navy's new Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), from manufacturer BAE Systems at the company's Scotstoun shipyard.

  • Support deal worth £100m agreed for Puma helicopters

    Just months after providing vital relief in the Caribbean, a £100 million deal to provide future support to the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Puma HC Mk2 helicopters through to March 2022 has been agreed.

  • desider magazine

    Magazine about the work of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) for industry partners.

  • Sea Ceptor missile test firing complete at sea

    Firing trials from the first Royal Navy ship to test the new Sea Ceptor air defence system have been successfully completed.

  • Defence Commercial Graduate Programme brochure

    Details of the Defence Commercial Graduate Programme which provides a career opportunity in purchasing and contract management in the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

  • desider 2017

    Magazine of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).

  • Defence Secretary in Doha as multi-billion pound jet contract with Qatar is signed

    A multi-billion pound contract to supply Qatar with 24 Typhoon aircraft has been signed today, supporting thousands of British manufacturing jobs.

  • Defence Equipment & Support annual report and accounts 2016 to 2017

    DE&S annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 March 2017.

  • British Forces Post Office: commercial contracts list

    A list of all companies that are able to send items using the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) mail system

  • DE&S degree apprenticeship schemes: factsheet

    Information about entry requirement qualifications, the selection process and the structure of the DE&S engineering management degree apprenticeship schemes.

  • Millions invested in pilot training at state-of-the-art helicopter centre

    The Ministry of Defence has announced an over £90 million investment in a world-leading helicopter simulation centre to help train the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy helicopter pilots of the future.

  • Submarine Dismantling Project

    Information relating to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP).

  • New Navy ship named in Glasgow

    A new Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) has been named in Scotland today.

  • F-35 jet cleared for Carrier take-off, Defence Minister tells Select Committee

    The UK’s cutting-edge F-35 fighter jet is now cleared for take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth following successful trials using the ski-ramp design featured on the UK flagship.

  • Defence Engineering and Science Group leaflet

    A leaflet about the schemes Defence Engineering and Science Group can offer undergraduates and graduates.

  • Defence Secretary to announce new £1bn support model for Royal Navy

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon is set to unveil a new model worth around £1 billion to support a growing Royal Navy fleet and sustain over a thousand British jobs.

  • Defence Equipment and Support Chief Executive to depart

    The Ministry of Defence has today announced that Tony Douglas, CEO of Defence Equipment and Support will stand down from the role at the end of this year.

  • New ship to support the aircraft carriers arrives in UK

    The second of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new Tide-class support ships, RFA Tiderace, has arrived in Cornwall to begin a programme of customisation that will support 300 UK jobs.

  • Ministers announce Ajax delivery milestone in Wales

    Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin and Minister for the UK Government in Wales Guto Bebb visited General Dynamics’ factory in Wales today to see two vehicles in the final stages of testing before they are delivered to the British Army.

  • Defence Secretary announces £55m contract for UK bomb disposal robots at DSEI

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced a contract worth up to £55 million for 56 innovative bomb disposal robots at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition in London this morning.

  • Defence Secretary Keynote Speech at DSEI 2017 – 13 September

    Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon delivered the keynote speech at the Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 at the Excel Centre.

  • Britain's second aircraft carrier named in Rosyth

    HMS Prince of Wales, the second of the Royal Navy’s two future flagships being built by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, was officially named today during a ceremony in Rosyth, Scotland

  • Prince of Wales Naming Ceremony

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon welcomes the naming of the UK's second new aircraft carrier and thanks all those involved in her construction

  • Ambitious future for Naval Shipbuilding in the UK

    Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans for the first batch of Type 31e frigates.

  • Defence Minister announces successful first firings of Sea Ceptor missiles to protect new aircraft carriers

    The first firings of the new Sea Ceptor air defence system have been successfully conducted in a major milestone for the Royal Navy, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced today.

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  • New £48m contract for workboat fleet will support UK carriers and UK jobs, Defence Minister announces

    With the Royal Navy growing and Britain’s flagship carrier now set to enter her new home, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin has announced a £48 million contract for next-generation workboats which will support both British ships and British jobs.

  • Defence Minister announces £3M to be saved as part of a new deal to supply the Royal Navy

    Speaking in Portsmouth today, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin has announced a range of new contracts, including one for consumable items which is set to save £3 million in efficiencies and furnish a growing Royal Navy, and three agreements to support world-leading radar systems used by the UK’s Armed Forces.

  • Defence Minister announces helicopter work will stay in the UK

    Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin is pleased to announce that work on the AW159 Wildcat helicopter produced by Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil will continue in the UK.

  • Defence Secretary reveals name of first Type 26 as manufacture begins

    The Defence Secretary has revealed HMS Glasgow will be the name of the first of eight City class Type 26 frigates as he cut her first piece of steel at Govan shipyard in Scotland today.

  • DESG Graduate Scheme: Ryan

    Case study of a computer science graduate on the MOD Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Graduate Scheme.

  • £40m investment in high-tech Typhoon Defence System

    Defence Secretary has announced an investment of £40 million to improve the defence of the Typhoon sustaining over 100 British jobs.

  • Defence Secretary announces £120m investment in UK air power

    Speaking at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), Sir Michael Fallon has announced two contracts worth almost £120 million.

  • DESG Graduate Scheme: Matthew

    Case study of a computer science graduate on the MOD Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) graduate scheme.

  • Defence research and exports support UK jobs

    Defence’s contribution to the UK economy was on show today as Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin visited the south west to hear how Ministry of Defence (MOD) research and industrial partnerships are supporting UK jobs, exports, and capability.

  • Multi-billion pound defence deal secures thousands of UK jobs

    The Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has announced the signing of a contract worth around £3.7 billion to start building the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Frigates.

  • UK Defence Standardization

    Defence Standardization develops and pursues MOD’s standardization policy, both nationally and internationally, with civil and military partners to support increased interoperability and more effective acquisition.

  • Defence Secretary announces £48 million Apache training contract

    The Defence Secretary announced the six-year contract alongside new measures to tackle global cyber threats at the Land Warfare Conference.