It is crucial to have a strong shared understanding of requirements between military and industry, to ensure that ambitions for military capability align with existing industry capability. Day One will shine a spotlight on the unique procurement challenges of each force. This is an opportunity for the industry – including non-traditional suppliers – to understand precisely what their customers want, and for the military to outline how they plan to procure it.
DSEI 2021 has worked in close partnership with a number of UK MoD Working Groups to develop this theme in accordance with the needs of the industry. There is a focus on clarifying routes to contract, and strengthening partnerships between user and vendor.