Defence: Technology

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 22 September 2023.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

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

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

The most recent 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, working closely with UK industry and academia, including Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), to identify and invest in innovative technologies, ensuring we have the capabilities we need to address our most pressing threats.

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