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BABIJulyThe ‘Special Relationship’ between the UK and the US has evolved more recently through the alliance forged against terrorism and the joint vision of mutual security. In defence industry terms, the relationship represents the joint requirement of the United States and the United Kingdom to be able to fight together and work together to develop weapons systems and equipment that are both fully interoperable and potentially more effective than ever before.

The Royal United Services Institute aims to address this current situation by bringing together many of the related and interested parties to talk from their experiences and to project into the future how they all might work together to provide a complete and thorough plan applicable to effect a fundamental change in the way we cooperate that is equally important to the United Kingdom defence industry and the United States defense industrial base.   

The RUSI/BABi Conference aims to deliver a joint UK/US programme looking at the special relationship, its nature and future.  The focus will be on collaboration in acquisition, technology transfer and initiatives to enable this and the significant benefits for defence industries of the United Kingdom and United States

This conference will start by examining the political views of both the United Kingdom and United States including analysis of the relationship as it is today and forecasting the evolution of aspects relevant to defence and industry.  In particular the conference will address the issues and features of successful collaboration, highlighting harmonisation of requirements, robust inter-government and inter-company agreements and supplier work share.


If you are a member of RUSI and/or BABi and are interested in taking part in this event, please click here or alternatively contact: Sarah Peden, Forum Events Planner at or tel: +44 (0)20 7467 7400

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Companies interested in sponsorship should contact Jemma Gorman, Head of the Defence Management Programme, RUSI.

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