The document, Invest in Growth, urges the next Government to ensure they help set cross-government priorities, work with industry on the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review, double funding in industrial innovation by 2020 and support SMEs.
Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of ADS Group, said: “The UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space sectors offer exciting growth opportunities. These globally competitive sectors are vital to our future as a high-tech, high-skill and high-wage economy. Investment is key to the UK’s long-term success.
“Our members want the UK to invest in innovation, skills and supply chains now so that we have the technology, people and capacity to take advantage of fast-growing global markets in the future.”