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Motorsport to Defence Testimonials

Motorsport to Defence Programme Partners


Supacat has been actively involved in the MIA's Motorsport to Defence Initiative and now uses several component parts engineered by MIA Members.


"The MIA Motorsport to Defence Programme has already delivered many new positive business opportunities for MIA Members in the defence sector. I am delighted that real business has been created."
Rt Hon the Lord Astor of Hever PC DL
Former Under Secretary of State for Defence


Without the MIA organising this programme and so giving us the opportunity to meet with key defence industry influencers, NAR Group may never have secured this work. The Defence Industry appear keen to work with the motorsport industry and genuinely value our innovative engineering ideas. Hopefully this first contract will have a snowball effect and encourage other major defence players to work with other motorsport industry companies."
Robert Goodwin
Managing Director, NAR Group


The cross pollination of ideas and know how between the Motorsport industry in UK and the Defence industry has continued to show tangible benefit to both operational capability and the Motorsport sector’s bottom line. The efforts of the MIA in bringing different sectors together in the UK, where engineering excellence and timely delivery are key should be recognised nationally as best practise. I look forward to the continued proactive work that the MIA has brought, and as I look back over the last 5 years, note the huge mutual benefit that has been derived to date. Recent work between the MIA and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has opened up exciting new interchange opportunities in leading edge science and technology and high performance engineering. I see the scope of the Motorsport to Defence initiative expanding with many mutual benefits for the Ministry of Defence and the UK motorsport industry."
Rob Eason
Programme Director Technology Exploitation,
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Dstl


For more information please contact Defence Development Director - Nick Wills OBE on +44 (0) 7881 950505 or at nick.wills@the-mia.com

Helen Jones on +44(0) 2476 692600 or at helen.jones@the-mia.com