Industry uses many channels of engagement with the defence user community to deliver both the established and emerging needs of Defence.
Defence think tanks, defence trade associations, defence conferences and exhibitions all play a key role in connecting user requirements with industry suppliers.
We can forget that current and legacy equipment are as important as new and emerging requirements. Capability requires availability in order to be effective. Improving availability through re-engineering and re-imagining existing solutions is an unglamorous but vital part of the efforts undertaken by UK industry to deliver capability to the UK armed forces and their partners.