Defence procurement is the process through which authorities in the field of defence acquire the various goods, services or works they need in order to perform their duties and missions.

For-example, these authorities acquire stationery and IT equipment in order to perform their admin-transitive duties; they purchase food for their soldiers; they procure cleaning services for their premises; they acquire submarines, fighter jets, armored vehicles, munitions, missiles and other defense material for protecting national security, territorial integrity or for fulfilling other international commitments, for example, participation in peacekeeping operations abroad; they also procure the relevant maintenance services in order to keep defence material ready for action in a continuous and seamless manner.