Policy paper

Securing prosperity: a strategic vision for the UK defence sector

Long term strategic vision for the Defence Growth Partnership of government and senior business leaders in the UK defence industry.

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



The defence industry is vital to the UK economy, contributing over £22 billion of annual revenues and is the number 1 exporter of defence equipment and services in Europe and second worldwide. However technologies and our customers needs are changing, and competition is fierce.

This strategic vision sets out a programme of work developed jointly between government and senior business leaders across the industry. It builds on the UK’s strengths in air capabilities and intelligent systems, along with a strong focus on international business, technology and enterprise. It aims to support these through a highly skilled workforce, with a competitive and diverse supply chain.

With government and industry working in partnership we are aiming for a truly competitive, sustainable, and globally successful UK defence sector. This will support the UK armed forces and the international customer, and bring wider economic benefits to the UK.

Published 9 September 2013