Defence has always been an incubator for technology, bringing huge advances to the civilian world in the process. Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, GPS and even the computer mouse are all technologies with roots in defence.

This page is a growing list of our more recent technology stories, including our factory of the future​ in the North West, which could help transform manufacturing in the UK. You can also read about our work to reduce underwater noise from ships, which could reduce harm to marine wildlife. We’re proud of our innovators and how they are bringing real advantage to our customers, where it counts.