David Armstrong

Executive Group Director for Sales and Business Development - Managing Director MBDA United Kingdom

DAVID ARMSTRONGAfter completing his studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1984, David Armstrong joined British Aerospace Dynamics (which would later be involved in the formation of MBDA). In 1997, he was appointed UK lead for the development of the Storm Shadow cruise missile which saw its first operational use under his programme leadership.

With the creation of MBDA, David Armstrong was appointed UK Engineering and Operations Director. He was responsible for delivering 3,000 missiles to the UK MoD (Ministry of Defence) in a five year period. In 2006, he led the six-nation Meteor project through key phases of the programme to the successful first guided firing. In 2007, he was appointed to the MBDA Management Committee as Group Director Meteor with wider responsibilities for short and medium range missile programmes across France and the UK.

David Armstrong is the Executive Group Director for Sales and Business Development and Managing Director of MBDA United Kingdom. Prior to this function he was Executive Group Director Technical and Managing Director of MBDA UK. As Managing Director of MBDA United Kingdom, he is the senior representative of MBDA in the UK and leads the top level relationships between MBDA and the UK customer and industrial community.

David Armstrong is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.