Corporate report

Defence Equipment and Support: framework document

The framework document sets out the governance arrangements and policies within which the new DE&S organisation must operate.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation was launched on 1 April 2014 as a bespoke trading entity.

The primary purpose of DE&S is to equip and support the UK’s armed forces for operations now and in the future. It is responsible for delivering some of the most complex projects in the world for its military customers, procuring new military equipment, commodities and services and supporting in-service equipment through life.

The framework document sets out in one place what is required from DE&S as a bespoke trading entity.

Published 14 May 2014