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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement (19 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The number of vehicles we intend to buy under the Multi-Role Vehicle Protected programme will be confirmed when the main investment decision is taken.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Powered Vessels and Nuclear Submarines: Procurement (19 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: As part of this Government's transparency commitment, the current approved cost estimates for the defence nuclear programmes were included in the Ministry of Defence Major Projects Portfolio, published on 4 July 2018. Programme projected completion dates are also included, where security constraints allow. A link is provided below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mod-government-ma...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Pressurised Water Reactors: Testing (19 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Royal Navy Nuclear Reactor Test Facility Review's recommendations were considered and where appropriate incorporated into a routine business approach. These are now being delivered through the work of Defence Nuclear Organisation and Submarine Delivery Agency. The Ministry of Defence does not hold the information in the format requested and that data could be provided only at a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Devonport Dockyard: Trident Submarines (19 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The deep maintenance of Royal Navy submarines continues to take place at Devonport. There are no plans for the Dreadnought submarines to be refuelled.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: AWACS: Procurement (18 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Ministry of Defence has engaged with the UK's allies who currently operate Airborne Early Warning and Control capabilities. These are: the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force, the United States, Australia, France, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Turkey and South Korea.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: AWACS: Procurement (18 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: In accordance with our industrial policy, the Ministry of Defence will take into account, where applicable, the industrial and economic benefits when making a final investment decision. The rationale behind any final decision will of course be fully explained at the appropriate point.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Antisubmarine Warfare (18 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The new ship, submarine and aircraft procurement programme has included the continual review of our anti-submarine warfare capabilities. As part of this process the Royal Air Force expect to receive the first P-8A POSEIDON Maritime Patrol Aircraft towards the end of 2019, with the Type 26 ships, not the Type 31e, providing the primary anti-submarine warfare capability for the Royal Navy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark (18 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Royal Navy are considering the options available for replacing HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark as part of the routine business for future maritime capabilities. At this time no specific dates have been set for any replacement of these vessels and their Out of Service dates remain as 2033 and 2034 respectively.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Tomahawk Missiles (18 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: Type 26 Frigates are being equipped with the Mk41 Strike Length Vertical Launch System which would be compatible with Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles. A range of candidate solutions are currently being considered in the Concept Phase to fulfil this capability requirement, but in the meantime United Kingdom maritime land attack capability remains ably provided by submarines.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: AWACS: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The current procurement approach enables the Ministry of Defence to undertake detailed discussions with the Boeing Company about the E-7 Wedgetail aircraft. This will include the specifics of its design, the likely numbers required and the timeline for delivery. The outcome of these discussions will help inform an Initial Gate Business Case, which will then determine the following stages. A...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: I am withholding the information requested about the bids received as its release would prejudice the commercial interests of the bidders and the Ministry of Defence. When the previous Competitive Design Phase was stopped, we exercised our right as set out in the procurement documents and as such compensation is not payable to the bidders.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: I refer the hon. Member to the response I gave to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones) on 5 September 2018 in response to question number 167944.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: I refer the hon. Member to the response I gave to the right hon. Member for North Durham (Kevan Jones) on 5 September 2018 in response to question numbers 167940,167941, 167942 and 167945 and to the hon. Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens) in response to question number 167315. We launched the new procurement on 13 August 2018 when we issued a Prior Information Notice in Defence...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The procurement of the Fleet Solid Support ships through international competition reflects the fact that they are Naval Auxiliary Support Ships and not warships. We are therefore required by law to procure them through international competition, under our obligations set out in the Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 and as outlined in the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: AWACS: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: When considering options to invest in and improve the United Kingdom's Airborne Warning and Control System capability, meetings and discussions with potential bidders did take place.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (16 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The AJAX programme is currently in its low-rate initial production phase, with the Army expected to take formal delivery of the ARES variant later this year. Negotiations are ongoing to confirm the delivery and manufacture timelines, with the aim of achieving the Initial Operating Capability in 2020, and Full Operating Capability in 2025.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Sea King Helicopters: Asbestos (16 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Sea King first entered service in 1969 and the final aircraft were retired from the active inventory on 30 September 2018. Historically, Asbestos Containing Material was used where resistance to heat or an insulating property was required. In the Sea King this was principally in gaskets and seals located around the engines, gearboxes, heating and ventilation systems. A detailed...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army: Vehicles (16 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The Multi-Role Vehicle - Protected programme is being delivered in two packages. For package One, Command, Liaison and Logistic vehicles, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle manufactured by Oshkosh has been identified as the preferred option. No final decisions have yet been made. For package Two, Troop Carrying Vehicles and Future Protected Battlefield Ambulances, a competition is on-going...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Diversification (16 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: The people working in the defence sector make an enormous contribution to the capability of our Armed Forces. The industry supports hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect jobs throughout the UK. Our refreshed Defence Industrial Policy, published in December 2017, sets out our commitment to encouraging a thriving and globally competitive UK defence sector as an integral part of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Sentinel Aircraft (16 Oct 2018)

Stuart Andrew: No recent discussions have been undertaken with the US Defense Secretary on the future of the Sentinel RI project.


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