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Defence & security

We are stronger and safer when we work together.  Scotland plays a vital role in the combined defence and security of the UK.  It is home to thousands of personnel working 24/7 to keep us safe, and its expertise in space, cyber and maritime industries contributes greatly to our security.  

In addition, UK defence spends billions of pounds with Scottish industry every year, supporting 12,000 private sectors jobs with major defence suppliers in 2019/20.