18 Nov 2015

Defence Suppliers Service launches its official 2016 Yearbook

With the UK Government committed to spending 2% of GDP on defence and the Defence and the Security Spending Review due in the coming weeks, defence spending and investments are once again making headlines in the UK.

Currently, the MOD spends over £20bn a year on a wide range of products and services and has announced almost £160bn funding as part of the MOD 10-Year Defence Equipment Plan, allowing for companies at all levels of the defence and security sectors to plan for their business future with confidence.

With so much happening in world of defence procurement, you need to understand the trends and developments if you’re to be successful.

UK defence intelligence and contacts

For suppliers large and small to the industry, the Defence Suppliers Service has launched its 2016 Yearbook to help organisations win more business with the MOD.

The official MOD DSS 2016 Yearbook breaks down UK defence spending for the last full financial year while analysing arms sales from the top 20 global arms producing companies.

From prime contractors to micro-SMEs supplying to the defence industry, the Yearbook gives you the vital spend intelligence you need to succeed in the years ahead.

In addition, the Yearbook will provide you with a complete overview of the defence industry players you need to know, including:

  • Details of DE&S project teams
  • Prime contractor listings
  • Key industry contacts

Gain an exclusive insight into the defence industry with comment from the major players in the sector and have the most up to date contact details at your fingertips for those all-important sub-contracting opportunities.

Advice and guidance for defence suppliers

The Defence Suppliers Service, part of the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Supplier Relations Team, is the MOD’s focal point for the provision of advice and guidance to companies interested in becoming defence suppliers.

The Yearbook contains the exact analysis you need to ensure you keep up to date with developments in the industry, including features from key industry experts including:

  • An overview of the various projects delivered by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation over the last 12 months and details on the arrival of new Chief Executive Dave Mitchard
  • Insight into the workings of land equipment procurement and how DE&S build relationships with industry from Paul Jaques, Director of Land Equipment at DE&S
  • A look at the innovative ways suppliers can engage with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) from Richard Brooks, Delivery Director at DSTL
  • Bill Hodson, Business Director at Frazer Nash, on how to make value judgements under financial pressure
  • And many, many more…

The DSS Yearbook 2016 is officially available to pre-order for guaranteed delivery early January 2016. Click here to book your copy now.