The tasks of the Defence Materiel Organisation
The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) ensures that military personnel have modern, robust and safe materiel to work with. The DMO is involved in the procurement, maintenance and sale of materiel.
Procurement and sale
The DMO maintains Defence materiel throughout its entire life-cycle, from purchase via sustainment to disposal, whether ships, aircraft, helicopters, vehicles, fuel, ammunition, clothing, computer systems or weapons are involved.
The Defence Materiel Organisation devotes a great deal of attention to technological innovation. In cooperation with research institutes and industry, the DMO is continuously looking for improvements in technology and materials.
Services responsible for logistics
After procurement, the DMO hands over the purchased materiel to the relevant armed forces Service, which is then responsible for its sustainment. The logistics divisions of the Service then ensure maintenance and further distribution of the materiel.