Results 141–160 of 1051 for speaker:Stuart Andrew

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Radar (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The TPS 77 Radars were funded by wind farm developers, who proposed them as the only globally available Air Defence Radar that had proven wind farm mitigation capabilities. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) therefore followed a Single Source Procurement process. Other radar manufacturers now claim to be able to provide this capability and the MOD is following a Competitive Procurement Process for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Challenger Tanks (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Following the tragic incident at Castlemartin ranges in 2017, the Army has implemented changes to the procedures and documentation for firing the main armament of Challenger 2, and engaged with industry to adjust the main armament's mechanical infrastructure. It is also in the process of considering and implementing the recommendations from both the Defence Safety Authority's (DSA) Service...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Vehicles (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Our current planning assumption remains that we will procure the Joint Land Tactical Vehicle to meet the Army's requirement for a future protected multi-role vehicle. Funding has been set aside for this acquisition in the Department's Equipment Plan. A final decision to proceed will not be taken until the Modernising Defence Programme has been completed and our wider plans for Armed Forces...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Artillery (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Army is in the process of assessing its future artillery system capability requirement for the Armoured Infantry and Strike Brigades. It has established a programme, known as Mobile Fires Platform, to refine the requirement and modernise the capability.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 45 Destroyers (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The normal operating cycle of every ship involves them entering different readiness levels depending on their programmes and Departmental planning requirements. From records available, the number of days each Type 45 destroyer has spent at sea in each calendar year since those ships came into service up to 1 September 2018, is shown below. Unit and Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ballistic Missile Defence (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The ground-based ballistic missile defence radar will be a first in class capability for UK Defence. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is working with the Missile Defence Centre, a joint MOD/Industry organisation, to ensure a robust capability is procured. The Department has issued a request for information to industry to inform the procurement strategy for a ground-based ballistic missile...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The proportion of the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) equipment spending allocated to equipment made in the UK is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, information on the Department's expenditure with industry and other regional information is published on GOV.uk at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mod-regional-expen...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radar: Scotland (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Developers are responsible for proposing Radar Mitigation Schemes (RMS) and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has developed a three-phase mitigation process to assist and address their aspirations. Due to the uncertainties of unproven mitigation technologies, success cannot be guaranteed where wind farms have a proven, adverse impact upon radars, impairing their performance in safety-critical...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radar: Scotland (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence regularly engages with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy about wind farm developments, consents and mitigation proposals, as well as reviewing the relative challenges of mitigation (by geographic area) to inform future development initiatives.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radar: Scotland (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) regularly monitors the performance of its contractors, including Aquila. To address developers' concerns and enable construction and mitigation activities to proceed in parallel, the MOD has developed a three-phase approach. Wind farm developers are not required to use Aquila for phases one (identifying potential solutions) and two (trialling) but as the MOD's...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Radar: Scotland (11 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: There has been proactive engagement between the Ministry of Defence (MOD), wind farm developers, other Government Departments, the Scottish Government and trade bodies. However, to date, there is no proven solution to mitigate the effects of wind farms on military Air Traffic Control (ATC) radar. The MOD has, therefore, implemented temporary concessions to minimise, where possible, delays for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Weather (10 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: In common with other vehicles deployed on operations, the availability of Foxhound in high-temperature environments is subject to regular monitoring. Reliability data confirms that Foxhound availability continues to meet operational requirements.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 26 Frigates (7 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Type 26 programme does not set the requirement on where equipment or components are manufactured or assembled, unless there is a National Security requirement to do so. This is a matter for the equipment and component suppliers and the lead contractor, BAE Systems. Throughout the Type 26 Frigate's lifecycle, from manufacture through in-service, equipment and components will be produced at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Qatar: Hawk Aircraft (6 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: On 29 June 2018 it was confirmed by BAE Systems that the contract that had been signed with the State of Qatar on 10 December 2017 for 24 Typhoon aircraft had been amended to include the supply of nine Hawk.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Qatar: Hawk Aircraft (6 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Secretary of State for Defence and the Amir of Qatar discussed the strength of our bilateral defence and security relationship and the unique opportunities associated with Qatar's recent acquisition of Typhoon and Hawk aircraft.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft: Storage (6 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The number of aircraft available varies from day-to-day according to normal fleet management activities, aircraft held in storage are part of the Sustainment Fleet for undergoing upgrade or maintenance.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Military Aircraft (6 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The number of fixed and rotary wing aircraft available varies from day-to-day according to normal fleet management activities and requirements. The Sustainment Fleet includes aircraft undergoing upgrade or maintenance or being held in storage. The RAF Museums operate at arm's length from the Ministry of Defence and any RAF aircraft that have been donated to them are not maintained in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement (5 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: There is a dedicated innovation cell in Navy Command's Maritime Capability Division that has responsibility for identifying the future combat capability requirements for the Royal Navy and for developing potential capability solutions as cost-effectively as possible. For the Army, the Future Force Development Branch of the Army Headquarters' Capability Directorate leads on considering how the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Weapons (5 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is making a significant investment in the development of Directed Energy Weapons technology and continues to do so as part of its science and technology portfolio; this includes the development of Dragonfire, the UKs first Laser Directed Energy Weapon technology demonstrator. The MOD recognises that directed energy technologies and systems are now reaching...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (5 Sep 2018)

Stuart Andrew: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the then Minister for Defence Procurement (Guto Bebb) on 9 July 2018 to Question 906314 and on 19 June 2018 to Question 152792 from the hon. Member for Dunfermline and West Fife (Douglas Chapman). Royal Fleet Auxiliary (Word Document, 28.88 KB)


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