Our Strategy

Our Purpose, to create a safe and secure world, together, defines our strategy.

We support and enhance our customers’ defence capabilities and critical assets through a range of product and service solutions. We meet our customers’ requirements of increased availability, affordability and capability.

What we do

Deliver complex programmes and critical services

We provide through-life technical and engineering support for our customers’ assets, delivering improvements in the performance, availability and programme cost.

We also deliver critical services to our defence and civil customers, including engineering support to land defence and air base operations, specialist training and asset management, equipment supply and maintenance to the resources sector, and engineering support to the nuclear power industry.

Design, manufacture and integrate

We design and manufacture a range of defence and specialist equipment from naval ships and weapons handling systems to liquid gas handling systems.

We also provide integrated, technology-enabled solutions to our defence customers in areas such as secure communications, electronic warfare and air defence.

Supported by Our Five Strategic Actions:

We rely on our people, and their experiences and skills, to deliver for our customers and solve challenges every day. We aim to better support and empower our workforce of 28,000.

We are a trusted partner, critical to our customers’ ability to solve complex problems. Through long-term programmes and contracts, we work collaboratively with our customers to understand their needs and identify solutions that add value.

We use our technology and our highly specialised engineering know-how to solve customer challenges. We have a deep understanding of our customers’ assets and are able to integrate technologies and capabilities to support their needs and provide services that add value.

We own critical national infrastructure in the UK including the Rosyth and Devonport Royal dockyards. We also operate a range of customer-owned critical assets, for example, naval and air force bases and company-owned assets including complex engineering facilities and aircraft for the delivery of emergency services and military training.

This underpins all work. We and our customers operate in heavily regulated environments where the health, safety and wellbeing of all stakeholders is the number one priority.

Our purpose