If an item becomes obsolete, no longer in use or isn’t working, it’s either disposed of or sent to storage. Across DE&S, there was no set process to monitor and manage the disposal risk of these items. It was only being done at team level, tracked over non-interfaced electronic systems, local spreadsheets and paper-based registers.
Systems could not be linked. Confidence in the disposal process could not be recorded or understood.
DE&S is responsible for deploying and transporting weapons, machinery and equipment globally to areas of defence in need.