UK’s Defence Capability

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22 October 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Wayne David Wayne David Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement) 12:00, 22 October 2018

The Government believe it is vital to future-proof technologies, so I was shocked to learn that the Ministry of Defence has given the green light—yet again—to an American company, Boeing, for the replacement of the Sentry AWACS aircraft. That has been done without any competitive process, and it has been said that Boeing is planning to use old aircraft and semi-obsolete radar. Clearly there are differences of opinion about what Boeing has to offer, so will the Secretary of State agree to an independent evaluation of all the options to be considered?