17 May 2019

Expand your opportunities in the defence and security sector

Defence tendering goes way beyond bidding for contracts with the MOD and other defence organisations in the UK and abroad.

Organisations across Europe and the rest of the world want to work with innovative defence and security suppliers that can support their upgrade to next-generation technology.

If you are interested in winning work within the international defence and security marketplace, see below.


The opportunities available

The defence and security supply chain is a vital and growing part of the UK economy – in 2019/20 defence procurement spend is planned to hit £21 billion.


The industry directly and indirectly supports tens of thousands of skilled jobs across the UK, creating income that in turn underpins the delivery of a wide range of public services.


SMEs seeking to grow their business can tap into the varied supply chain requirements of the modern defence sector. Such organisations generally supply common goods and services, such as printing materials, construction, office supplies, clothing, medical research, logistics, technology, communications, accountancy, recruitment and much more.


Security contracts

The Chancellor in his latest budget stated that “the Government is taking further steps to ensure our Armed Forces and the police can respond to ever-changing threats and continue to protect our national security.”

Security spend offers up opportunities for suppliers from a range of backgrounds:


  • Screening & Scanning
  • IT & Cyber Security
  • Perimeter Protection
  • CCTV & Surveillance
  • Drone/Counter Drone
  • Access Control & Biometrics
  • Systems Integration
  • Private Security
  • Training & Consultancy
  • Guarding Services
  • Specialist Vehicles


International defence and security contracts

Countries all over the world are looking for defence products and services such as those outlined above.

To learn more about how your business can find international defence and security contracts, visit the DCI website or book a free live demo with a member of our defence team.