Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) has been awarded a four-year contract to collect, demilitarise and sell surplus military equipment and property overseen by the Defence Equipment Sales Authority (DESA) of the Ministry of Defence.

The contract includes disposal of surplus assets in operational and non-operational locations outside of the UK and has a potential throughput of £12.8 million over the four years.

According to a news release, DESA is the MoD arm authorised to sell surplus military equipment and inventory.

“DESA handles the disposal of all materiel that can generate revenue within the UK and overseas, including aircraft, aircraft spares, ships, boats, river craft and other marine vessels and spares, military and domestic vehicles, with the exception of nuclear, domestic waste and infrastructure.

Agility DGS had held the DESA Middle East overseas disposal contract since 2012 and was initially focused on the draw-down of the UK armed forces in Afghanistan. The latest award expands Agility DGS’s work to include any location globally where the UK MoD have a presence. The new scope of work begins May 1.”

Under terms of the contract, the global overseas sales and disposals contract will be managed from Agility DGS’s Stoke-on-Trent facility in the UK.

Efficient disposal of the surplus inventory saves the MoD and UK taxpayers from the expense of shipping items back to the UK for disposal. Agility DGS will arrange for shipment of valuable items elsewhere if sales are not feasible in local markets.

“In this contract, we outlined the core processes we have developed and refined over seven years of operational delivery,” said Gareth Webberley, Vice President of Agility DGS Europe.

“We proposed innovative solutions around the top-level activity management for sales, disposal, recycling and reporting, coupled with Agility’s global footprint and use of the web to broaden our customer reach.”

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So where does the Agility come in to play….dodging accountability?

Geoffrey Roach

£ 3.2 million a year. That’s tiny. Is that the sales figure?


No that’s how much they get paid to sell them I would imagine.

Geoffrey Roach

Cheers Cam…I hope that’s one per cent!


I hate the MOD selling good airplanes and the like further reducing our numbers! No wonder we only have 1 RAF base for transport planes now!

John Clark

We have the numbers for joint basing Cam, Brize is rammed…

Trevor W Hogg

If they wanted to increase the size of Brize the only place avail is to the south of the runway.