Welcome to the DLO

Photograph of General O'Donoghue, Chief of Defence Logistics
General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue
Chief of Defence Logistics
Our Mission:
'to Deliver Logistics for

Our Vision:
'Confidence in Logistics'

The Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) is one of the largest organisations within the Ministry of Defence, and is responsible for providing and directing Logistics Support to all of the UK’s armed services.

The DLO Values:


We respect and value each other, encouraging our colleagues and appreciating our achievements.


Each of us understands and is committed to meeting the needs of the Armed Forces


We actively use our shared experiences and knowledge


We deliver a professional service, at best value, getting better all the time.


We are committed to building one DLO, a community of mutually supportive teams.

DLO Facts

  • The DLO total costs for FY 2004/05 are forecast to be £8.6 billion.  
  • The DLO has assets (FY2004/05) of £18.5 billion.
  • The DLO currently has 28,000 staff – both Service and civilian – in locations around the UK and across the world.





Latest News

"DLO News"

17 January 2006

The December 2005 Edition of 'DLO News' is now available.

Ministry of Defence buys Bank of Ireland North Bristol site

21 December 2005

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has acquired the Bank of Ireland site adjacent to its offices at Abbey Wood in Filton, North Bristol as part of its plans to improve the effectiveness of support to the UK Fighting Forces.

A Christmas Thank You to our forces

14 December 2005

More than 19,000 boxes packed full of gifts are being sent to service personnel deployed on operations this Christmas, Under Secretary of State for Defence Don Touhig MP announced today...

Driving Change

1 December 2005

The November/December 2005 Edition of 'Driving Change' the DLTP newsletter, is now available.

BAE Systems awarded £85 million contract to upgrade FV430.

21 November 2005

The Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) has awarded BAE Systems the £85 million contract to upgrade 500 FV430s, the British Army’s multi-role armoured vehicle..

Combined Services Culinery Challenge 2005

26 October 2005

This year the annual Combined Services Culinary Challenge (CSCC) will take place at Sandown Park Exhibition Centre, Esher, Surrey on 1, 2 and 3 November.

Liquid fuel for Armed Forces’ ration packs

20 September 2005

British troops taking part in military operations will soon have a new weapon in their armoury – isotonic drinks.

Frontline Troops to get Improved Desert Gear

18 August 2005

British soldiers, sailors and airmen and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are soon to be equipped with a new selection of improved desert clothing items.

New support contract for RAF’s ‘eyes in the skies’ will save up to £90 million

11 August 2005

The UK Armed Forces will be able to better exploit their Sentry ‘early warning’ aircraft under a new £665 million support contract awarded to Northrop Grumman..

MOD awards Harrier components contract to BAE Systems

27 July 2005

A UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract for the provision of structural and mechanical components for Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Harrier GR variant aircraft has been awarded to BAE Systems.

MoD strengthens Defence Supply Chain

21 July 2005

The Defence Supply Chain is to undergo a radical transformation in a move that will significantly improve support to the Front Line, Secretary of State for Defence John Reid announced today.

New Defence priorities for Defence Munitions Centre Crombie

21 July 2005

New plans for the Defence Munitions Centre at Crombie in Fife, as part of proposals to dramatically improve logistic support to Front Line troops, were announced today by Secretary of State for Defence, John Reid.

Sappers take chainsaw to contract

21 July 2005

The Defence Logistics Organisation has chosen, through a competitive tender exercise involving extensive user trials, the Makita DCS 5000 chainsaw to equip the Royal Engineers, as part of a contract worth approximately £300K.


Last Updated: 17 Jan 06