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Arms Trade: Exports

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL13682, tabled on 12 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any significant defence sales of UK manufactured systems that are not used by the UK armed forces.

Answered on

27 February 2019

The Department for International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation supports legitimate UK defence exports, whether they are in service with the UK armed forces or not, as part of its role in helping the UK defence industry to export.

The Ministry of Defence is currently considering the Honourable Member for Ludlow’s independent report into growing defence’s contribution to UK economic growth. On a rolling 10-year basis, the UK remains the second largest global defence exporter and in 2017, the UK won defence orders worth £9 billion.