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Who we are2018-09-24T13:57:35+00:00

Defence Equipment & Support

The force behind the armed forces, we are a highly specialised part of the Ministry of Defence. From the procurement of clothes to carriers, food to fighter jets, we ensure our UK military customers – the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – have the equipment and support they need to carry out their duties effectively. We also manage the recruitment for our sister organisation – the Submarine Delivery Agency.

  • We employ over 12,000 talented civil servants, military personnel and private contractors

  • across more than 150 locations around the world

  • and operate with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years

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Our people

Our people are our most valuable resource, meet the talented civil servants and military personnel behind our programmes.

Our people

Where do you fit in?

DE&S is made up of 11 functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. Our functions offer professional development and flexibility to our people – and assurance to our customers that we have the scale and expertise to deliver on any project.

See where you fit in and join a world-class team today.

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What we do

With a £17B annual budget, we ensure the UK’s armed forces have all the equipment and support they need for their operations.

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Who we need

Take your first step towards a more rewarding career by checking our benefits package, team bios and latest vacancies.

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Latest news

Find the latest on the DE&S programmes you could be working on, including the procurement and support work we carry out as part of the MOD.

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