What is the MOD spending on equipment and support?


Spending on equipment and support accounts for roughly 40% of the Ministry of Defence  budget.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) delegates the bulk of its equipment and support budget to the military commands. Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) does not hold the budget for the equipment procurement and equipment support plans – its responsibility is to deliver against these. The latest Annual Report and Accounts for DE&S for 2018/19 was released at the beginning of 2020.


DE&S equips and supports the UK’s Armed Forces

David Johnson, Director General Resources, gave details of the most recent spend figures from the Department within the DE&S Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19. He stated:

This year we spent £9,766 million on acquiring and supporting equipment for the Armed Forces, as well as a further £770 million on inventory items to support that equipment.”

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UK defence sector is hitting its numbers

Simon Bollom, CEO and Accounting Officer for DE&S, stated within the Annual Report that the organisation’s “notable achievements are wide-ranging in scale, scope and innovation across equipment procurement and through-life support.”

Spend highlights (2018/19) from the report are included in the infographic below:

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