Policy paper

Security export strategy: growing UK exports for global security

This strategy sets out how the government will work in partnership with industry to promote UK security exports globally.



The security export strategy details the support that is currently available to exporters.

It covers how the Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO) works in partnership with other government departments and trade associations, to support companies in the security sector to:

  • develop new campaigns and offers to attract foreign buyers
  • create bespoke capability packages for large projects
  • actively support UK suppliers at foreign and domestic trade shows
  • invest in developing commercial sector knowledge across government

The strategy also provides information on:

  • the current capabilities of the UK sector
  • the global buying environment for security products and services
  • profiles of buyers of security equipment and services
  • the UK’s priority international markets for security sales
Published 11 September 2019