The UK defence sector is a national success story and a world leader in defence capability. The UK's defence budget is the second largest in NATO after the US, and the largest in the EU. The UK is the 2nd largest exporter of defence services in the world, supporting its own armed forces and those of UK’s allies and partners.
The latest DIT Defence Sector Proposition outlines areas of potential opportunities for the UK including:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the future of warfare
Maritime domain and expanding sea power
Air domain and air defence programmes
Space defence and satellite manufacturing
New technologies for defence
As part of the sector proposition the DIT showcases a number of key companies that are active in the defence sector, including Thames Valley-based Thales and Collins Aerospace.