Electronic Warfare

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th April 2019.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to develop the UK’s offensive cyber capabilities.

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence works in partnership with the Government Communications Headquarters to deliver the National Offensive Cyber Programme which harnesses the expertise of both organisations to establish a world-class offensive cyber capability delivered through a "Joint Mission" construct.

Defence is committed to exploiting offensive cyber (OC) as a warfighting tool. In doing so, we are developing and employing capabilities through the National Offensive Cyber Programme, and ensuring OC is fully integrated with military full-spectrum operations.

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