MoD Procurement Executive

The MoD Procurement Executive was the acquisition organisation of the Ministry of Defence.

The Procurement Executive (widely known as PE) was established on 2 August 1971 as a single procurement agency for all three services with Derek Rayner (later Lord Rayner) as the first Chief of Defence Procurement.[1] It was superseded by the Defence Procurement Agency on 1 April 1999.[2]

PE was responsible for the acquisition of equipment for the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.


  1. Hunting Defence Bargains Flight Global, 31 May 1973
  2. Defence Procurement Agency Hansard, 31 March 1999
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