About Us

UK Defence and Security Exports is part of the Department for Business & Trade. We have around 100 staff in London and another 27 members in our Export Support Team. We also have a small number of diplomatic posts overseas and have access to other overseas DIT/FCO staff.

SME Engagement Team

Set up specifically to provide advice and support to UK SMEs in the defence, security and cyber security sector, the SME Engagement Team manages the UKDSE Export Faculty, organises smaller UK shows (such as DVD, DPRTE) and promotes a host of intiatives aimed at helping SMEs to internationalise. Contact the SME Team here.


Export Support Team (EST)

For queries about services provided by our specialised export support team of serving military based at Larkhill click here or visit our dedicated EST page here.

Regional Teams

UK Defence and Security Exports has two regional teams staffed by experts in their particular geographical areas and are the first point of contact for overseas customers and UK companies. These are:


  • Region one which covers the Americas, Pacific and East Asia (contact RD1 here)
  • Region two which covers Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central and South Asia (Contact RD2 here)

The teams provide focused government advice and they lead on all matters relating to the export of defence, security and cyber security and support specific industry-led overseas marketing campaigns.

The teams are supported by cadres of defence and security specialists who provide first hand advice on defence and security capabilities.

Security & Cyber Security Team

UK Defence and Security Exports has dedicated teams covering both security and cyber security. Staffed by experienced experts in the field from industry, military and civil service backgrounds our teams support a wide range of activities including trade missions, overseas events and inward delegations.

Contact the Security Team here

Contact the Cyber Team here

Our Events & Exhibitions Team

UKDSE participate in a number of key sectoral events both in the UK and overseas; for more details on which events we are supporting and details on how SMEs can get involved visit our Events page here.

SMEs can also access support from the UKDSE Export Support Team comprises of serving military personnel with a wide range of expertise. They provide a wide range of support including impartial military advice, demonstrations and support at exhibitions. Further details can be found on our events page.



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