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UK defence

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Supporting and enabling the protection, security, independence and interests of the UK and its key allies at home and overseas

As a Specialist Geospatial Centre (SGC) for the Ministry Of Defence (MOD), the Met Office provides a key element of its foundation geospatial information capability, and has directly supported British and allied operations worldwide for over 100 years.

Met Office defence teams have extensive experience of dealing operationally with all service users across the military domains of land, sea and air. Our experience has been gained by supporting UK Armed Forces: on UK bases; at Permanent Joint Operating Bases (PJOBs); on operational deployments and exercises (using the Mobile Met Unit (MMU)); and through our partnerships at the Joint Operations Meteorology and Oceanography Centre (JOMOC).

This diverse range of operational experience enables the Met Office to understand the needs of the military end-user and deliver guidance to support decision making.

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