Defence: Technology

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 11 September 2023.

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Photo of Simon Jupp Simon Jupp Conservative, East Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase innovation in defence technologies.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Defence Command Paper highlighted the importance of science, innovation and technology in securing strategic advantage for our Armed Forces. Defence is investing over £6.6 billion in advanced Research and Development, and is working closely with UK industry and academia, to identify and invest in innovative technologies to ensure we have the capabilities we need to meet threats.

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