Defence Matters.

Defence Matters is sponsored by the Defence Industries Council which is the senior trade body for the defence sector in the UK. Through Defence Matters we seek to raise awareness and understanding of our work to support the UK armed forces and the wider contribution we make to the nation and economy. We are immensely proud of the support and equipment we provide to the UK’s Armed Forces and we want more people to know about this. In addition, today’s globalised defence market sees us competing with other industries for skilled employees, and with defence companies based in other countries for work. As the commitments the UK’s Armed Forces face at home and overseas evolve, the UK defence industry has to ensure that we are in the best possible position to support their work.

Defence Matters aims to give you a better understanding of the work of the UK defence industry and we hope you go away from our site with the feeling that you know a bit more about what we do.

The highly advanced Joint Strike Fighter is planned to replace the RAF and Royal Navy’s Harriers.

In the UK over 300,000 people are employed in the defence industry, working in high-value jobs up and down the country.