Defence Storage and Distribution Agency

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The Defence Storage and Distribution Agency was an executive agency of the Government of the United Kingdom under the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The DSDA operated from locations in the United Kingdom and northern Germany and was the storage and distribution arm of the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation.[1] Its role was to store, maintain, issue, process and distribute materiel for the MoD and other designated users.[1]

Following a review, the MoD took the decision to remove the DSDA's executive agency status from 1 August 2010 with the intent to outsource its functions to the private sector where economically practical.[2] At that point DSDA ceased to exist, becoming part of the Joint Support Chain (Services) (JSC(S)).

Mission Statement[edit]

"To sustain the fighting power of UK Armed Forces worldwide by providing a storage, processing and distribution service that meets the highest levels of professional excellence."[1]

Vision Statement[edit]

"A customer driven, commercially aware, storage, distribution and processing organisation within the transforme Defence Supply Chain. Through working in collaboration with our staff, customers, consumers and the DE&S, we have a team that can meet in full the logistics challenges posed to the MOD in the 21st Century."[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Defence Storage and Distribution Agency". 
  2. ^ Hansard HC Deb, 22 July 2010, c29WS

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