Here is a list of organisations and government departments with connections to defence. Take a look at their websites for information on a variety of isues.

Defence Industries Council
T:+44 (0)20 7091 4500
F:+44 (0)20 7091 4545

Defence Industries Council
Unit H
9 Albert Embankment

The DIC aims to take a strategic perspective of the interests of the defence industry and represent them effectively to Government notably through the National Defence Industries Council (NDIC) and in other relevant national and international fora.

Ministry of Defence

MOD is both a policy-making Department of State – like any other central government department – as well as being the highest level military headquarters in the UK, providing political control of all military operations. It controls resources for the Armed Forces of some £30 billion per year. Within it and across MOD, military and civilian personnel work closely together to deliver Britain’s defence.
T:+44 (0)20 7091 4500
F:+44 (0)20 7091 4545

Salamanca Square
9 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SP

ADS is the UK’s national trade organisation advancing the AeroSpace, Defence and Security industries with Farnborough International Limited as a wholly-owned subsidiary. ADS also encompasses the British Aviation Group (BAG). It is formed from the merger of the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS), the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC).

AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of
T: +32 2 775 8110
F:+32 2 775 8112

270 Avenue de Tervuren
B-1150 Brussels

ASD represents the aeronautics, space, defence and security industries in Europe in all matters of common interest with the objective of promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector.

Aerospace Industries Association (USA)
T: +1 703.358.1000

1000 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1700
VA 22209-3928

The Aerospace Industries Association is the premier trade association representing the USA’s major aerospace and defense manufacturers.

British Naval Equipment
T: +44 (0)20 7928 9199
F: +44 (0)20 7928 6599

Society of Maritime Industries
4th Floor
30 Great Guildford Street

The BNEA is one of the Six constituent associations of the Society of Maritime Industries. It is dedicated to the needs of the British naval and maritime defence industrial sector.

Confederation of British

Centre Point
103 New Oxford Street

The CBI helps create and sustain the conditions in which businesses in the United Kingdom can compete and prosper for the benefit of all. It works with the UK government, international legislators and policymakers to help UK businesses compete effectively.

Department for Business, Innovation and
T: +(0)20 7215 5000
F: +44(0)20 7215 0105

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street

BIS helps ensure business success in an increasingly competitive world. BIS is the voice for business across Government.

Farnborough International Limited
T: 01252 532800
F: 01252 376015

The Farnborough International Airshow is organised by Farnborough International Ltd FIL.

T: +44(0)20 7331 2000
F: +44(0)20 7331 2040

Russell Square House
10-12 Russell Square

Intellect is the trade association for the UK technology industry.

UK Trade &
T: +44 (0)20 7215 8000

UK Trade & Investment Enquiry Service
Tay House
300 Bath Street
G2 4DX

UKTI provides business opportunities, expert trade advice and support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas.

UKTI Defence & Security
T: +44 (0)20 7215 8000

UK Trade & Investment Enquiry Service
Tay House
300 Bath Street
G2 4DX

Bringing support for defence exports under the umbrella of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), with its wider trade development expertise, presents a real opportunity to build on the former DESO’s success to the benefit of UK companies, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the wider economy.

Force Protection
+44 (0)1926 319494

Force Protection Europe LTD
Midlands Technical Centre
Southam Road
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire CV31 1FQ

Force Protection Europe (FPE) was established in 2009 to provide a UK-based vehicle support organisation for the world renowned Cougar vehicles (Mastiff, Ridgback and Wolfhound) . Over 700 of these vehicles are in service with the UK MoD and continue to save soldiers’ lives. Since its formation, FPE has developed a revolutionary light protected patrol vehicle, Ocelot. In 2010, Ocelot was awarded the contract for the UK’s Light Protected Patrol Vehicle Programme and named Foxhound by the MoD. It is the best protected vehicle for its weight and size available today. Patrol, utility load bed and weapons pods offer Ocelot flexibility and fleet coherence.