21st - 22nd September, 2022
UTAC Millbrook, Bedfordshire

Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA)

DESA is the sole authority within the MOD for the sale of surplus military equipment and inventory from the UK Armed Forces. It offers an alternative way for customers and international Governments to acquire proven capabilities in a cost effective manner. The DESA uses its close working relationships with UK defence industry to facilitate bespoke refurbishment and through life support packages for our customers.

DESA has four key objectives for all of its sale activity:

  • Maximise the receipts for the MOD.
  • Ensure that legal and environmental requirements are met.
  • Provide Defence Engagement opportunities as a result of our sales activity.
  • Provide opportunities for British industry as part of the prosperity agenda.


Further information about DESA can be obtained  visiting the DESA website.

Land Equipment Operating Centre (LEOC)
Logistic Support Operating Centre (LSOC)
Strategic Supplier Management Team (SSMT)