Harriett Baldwin: The AJAX family of vehicles has a common base platform with six variants performing different roles and providing a number of options for the Army: AJAX - reconnaissance and strike ARES - armoured personnel carrier APOLLO - repair ATLAS - recovery ARGUS - engineering reconnaissance ATHENA - command and control
Harriett Baldwin: I am not sure whether my right hon. Friend is referring to the Ajax programme, but I can confirm that we have taken extensive steps to ensure that a significant portion of the manufacturing processes of the Ajax vehicles takes place in south Wales, and we will continue to work with our suppliers to ensure that we get significant UK content in all our procurement.
Harriett Baldwin: AJAX vehicles will transform the Army's medium armour and advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability. They will be able to conduct sustained, expeditionary, full spectrum operations with a minimal logistic footprint, in a wide range of combat situations and potential future operating environments. As it is brought into service, AJAX will...
Wayne David: The Minister mentions the Ajax vehicle. When David Cameron was Prime Minister, he announced that the new Ajax fighting vehicle would be a “boost for British manufacturing”. While I welcome the fact that many of the vehicles will be assembled in Merthyr Tydfil, they are being built using Swedish steel and will have their hulls built in Spain—and some are to be completely built in Spain....
Earl Howe: The Ajax and the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP) are separate programmes and different vehicles, albeit they share the same 40mm cannon. The Ajax programme is progressing, with the first unmanned firings from the vehicle completed this month. The first vehicles will be delivered to training schools in 2017, with an initial operating capability scheduled for 2020 and full...
Philip Dunne: ...sourcing steel on the basis of competitive cost, time and quality. In 2010, no UK steel manufacturer was able to meet the prime contractor’s requirements, so no UK bids to supply steel for the Ajax programme were forthcoming. I can confirm for the hon. Gentleman, who takes a great deal of interest in this matter because the Ajax vehicles, after the 100th vehicle, will be assembled in...
Huw Irranca-Davies: ...enforcing the Act on behalf of Government, and now that it has moved on from its initial set up phase, the GLA is concentrating its resources on tackling those who operate outside the law. Operation Ajax was launched by the GLA in May 2008. This is a UK wide initiative to stamp out worker abuse by labour providers operating in the GLA sectors. Operation Ajax provides the brand under which...
Mr William Morrison: The right hon. Gentleman may challenge them, but he seems rather in the position of Ajax defying the lightning. My information is that the issue was not at a pound, but 53s. Of course, I was not there, but let me pass on to other considerations. [Interruption.]
Mr. Thomas: In view of the unsatisfactory nature of the answer, especially in regard to H.M.S. "Ajax,"I give notice that I shall raise the matter on the earliest possible occasion.
Sir Allan Noble: asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he has any further statement to make on the negotiations regarding the transfer of H.M.S. "Ajax" to the Government of Chile; and if the date of transfer has yet been fixed.
H.M.S. "Ajax" (Sale)
Mr David Gammans: Does that mean that Argentina and Chile are meanwhile still illegally occupying British territory; and are the Government still considering selling H.M.S. "Ajax" to Chile?
Mr. J. P. L. Thomas: I should like an answer to my question about H.M.S. "Ajax."
Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect HMS Ajax to be launched at Barrow.
Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the build time for HMS Agamemnon and HMS Ajax will be shorter than that planned for HMS Anson.
Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Ajax vehicles are to be procured for the British Army; and of those, how many will be assembled in Spain, and how many in Wales.