Innovation and technical excellence are the cornerstones of MBDA’s global supply chain. The identification of new opportunities, products and capabilities within current and prospective suppliers is a major part of our role as a progressive prime contractor.
We actively look to engage with new technology and innovation from third parties (shareholders, major suppliers, SME’s and academia through the MBDA Technology Network. We are also members of SC21 (21st Century Supply Chain), Pacte-PME, MCM-ITP (Materials and Components for Missiles, Innovation and Technology Partnership), and attempt to identify new suppliers through our Innovation Gateway, organisation of innovation events, attendance at trade shows and exhibitions, and our Supplier Market Intelligence units.
At MBDA, fostering innovation, highlighting new opportunities and harnessing potential disruptive technology with current and future suppliers is a major part of our role as a progressive prime contractor.