We are ensuring that our armed forces are able to meet current and future threats, by investing over £6.6 billion in defence research and development over the next four years.
We will accelerate the use of next generation technologies through focused investment on demonstrators and early prototypes. This includes areas such as directed energy and hypersonic weapons, new forms of drones, artificial intelligence and automation.
Our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) perform an invaluable role in supporting defence through their world-class technological capabilities.
In addition to SMEs I was pleased to hear that the Ministry of Defence will work collaboratively with our friends and allies on international programmes which bring thousands of skilled jobs throughout the UK.
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