Defence Minister Stuart Andrew joined industry leaders at the Defence Suppliers Forum to make a series of landmark commitments that will promote more effective joint working and boost productivity…

The companies and the Minister signed a joint document, named ‘Vision 2025’, which includes new pledges from both parties to improve the productivity of the UK defence sector and ensure the armed forces obtain the capabilities they need in the future.

After welcoming remarks from the Defence Minister and Charles Woodburn, Chief Executive of BAE Systems, attendees took part in sessions focused on boosting defence exports, encouraging innovation within the defence industry and accelerating the inclusion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the market. (Pathfinder News, 5th April 2019)

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