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Adjusting to new defence procurement priorities

14 June 2023 - Lunch meeting - Login for venue

Chris Evans MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has completely changed the European defence landscape, and UK defence priorities. Providing weapons and munitions to Ukraine and strengthening UK capability in the European theatre will require budget increases and the increased speed and volume of new defence equipment availability. This means that defence equipment manufacturers will need to rapidly increase capacity to supply to Ukraine and countries who wish to increase stocks and modernise equipment. This, in turn, will put pressure on the procurement capabilities of the Ministry of Defence to make good value purchases of reliable equipment with appropriate interoperability and maintenance characteristics. Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement, Chris Evans MP will lead this Industry Forum roundtable on ‘Adjusting to new defence procurement priorities.’