UK Defence Industry market report
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For the purposes of this report, UK public expenditure on defence falls under the heading Total Managed Expenditure (TME). This is segmented into Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) and Annually Managed Expenditure (AME).
DEL is further broken down between resource and capital budgets, with the resource budget formerly known as the current budget, while AME is largely made up by Main Departmental Programmes and locally-financed expenditure.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP) covers a variety of procurement initiatives, such as Private Finance Initiative (PFI), Partnering Arrangements, Outsourcing, the Wider Markets Initiative, and the Defence Estates Prime Contract Programme.
PFI remains the cornerstone of the PPP programme. Through PFI, the government is committed to seeking value for money by using private sector management expertise, innovation, and capital investment. This involves the private sector creating or buying a new asset and then selling a range of services based on those assets to the MoD.
A Partnering Arrangement describes a long-term contract based on the partnering ethos until the end of the project. There is not necessarily a clear direction in a Partnering Arrangement, but developed during the life-time of the contract.
- BAE Systems
- General Dynamics UK
- Leonardo MW Limited (formerly Leonardo Helicopters)
- Lockheed Martin (UK)
What you need to know
According to NATO, the UK’s defence expenditure in 2017 was the equivalent of 2.14% of GDP - down from just over 3% in the early 1990s to just over the current 2%.The UK is one of only six of the 28 NATO member states that currently spend at least 2% of national wealth on defence - the others are the US, Greece, Estonia, Romania, and Poland.
Pressures on the UK defence budget provide more opportunities for military outsourcing. Private firms can provide a range of military services often undertaken ‘in-house’ by military units. These comprise equipment support and other support services, including estates and facilities management services.
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Written by Lewis Cone, a leading analyst in the B2B sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
As the cost of weapons escalates - with each new military-jet engine costing over $1 billion to develop - even the biggest defence firms are looking at forming alliances. Many will be determined case-by-case depending on the systems involved. Such deals allow companies to gain scale by combining resources with other firms, without financially burdening themselves or becoming dependent on one product.
Senior B2B Analyst
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