Defence and Security
The Defence & Security Industry comprises of research, development, production, and service of military materiel, equipment and facilities which are used in the protection of a nation, an area or of a people from attack. The defence industry primarily focuses on the resistance and prevention of attacks from enemies. However, military equipment that is used for offensive purposes can also be used for defensive purposes as well.
The defence industry is separated into Government and commercial suppliers. It can include:
- Defense contractors: business organizations or individuals that provide products or services to a military department of a government
- The Arms industry, which produces guns, ammunition, missiles, military aircraft, and their associated consumables and systems.
It can also include:
- Private military contractors: private companies that provide logistics, manpower, and other expenditures for a military force
- Collective armament purchasing policies such as the European defense procurement.