Aircraft Carriers

Defence written question – answered on 11th June 2012.

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Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth Labour, Coventry North East 11th June 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what external assistance and technical consultancy his Department commissioned for the work to assess the costs, risks and technical feasibility of fitting cats and traps in the carrier programme; and how much it spent on each piece of work commissioned.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence 11th June 2012

The Ministry of Defence commissioned RAND Europe to provide an independent technical assessment of the in-build and refit conversion strategies that were under development during the Queen Elizabeth Class Conversion Development Phase. The cost of this work was £195,000 and is part of the £39 million committed to the Conversion Development programme that was announced at the time of the oral statement.

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