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British Armed Forces: Size and Strength — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (24 Jan 2018)

Martin Docherty: ...is off the table. Whatever it is called, a modernising defence review will have to find money to pay for a procurement pipeline that includes Astute submarines, F-35 fighters, Type 26 frigates and Ajax vehicles. It will find its bandwidth considerably squeezed the more the budget keeps rising. I challenge any of us to read last year’s NAO report into the equipment plan and dispute those...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (24 Jan 2018)

Nia Griffith: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department still plans to procure 589 Ajax vehicles.

Defence (11 Jan 2018)

Tobias Ellwood: ...heard about the Type 26, and we have had a good debate about the Type 31. We have also heard about the River class, and the Dreadnought programme is coming on line as well. In the Army, we have the Ajax armoured fighting vehicles; these were Scimitars and Samsons in old language, if my hon. Friend remembers them. In the RAF, we have the upgrade of the Typhoon, and the F-35 fifth-generation...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces (8 Jan 2018)

Harriett Baldwin: ...capability is provided by the world leading Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank for which a range of further upgrades are currently being assessed. In addition to Challenger 2, the introduction of the AJAX vehicle and the Government's upgrade plans for the Warrior Armoured Fighting vehicle will also improve the Army's Fire on the Move capabilities and ensure they remain amongst the best...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (11 Dec 2017)

Mark Lancaster: ...by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, and conducted a battlegroup level live experiment with the Canadian Army to investigate armoured cavalry techniques using a surrogate for the Ajax vehicles. Since the statement on refinements to the Army's structure by the then Secretary of State for Defence on 15 December 2016 [HCWS367], the Army has made minor changes to the sequencing of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: EU Defence Policy (4 Dec 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: Holding answer received on 01 December 2017 As the largest defence spender in Europe, there are a number of UK programmes that support the development of the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB). These include our ongoing investment in Typhoon; the UK-French Maritime Mine Counter-Measure programme; the UK-French Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy)...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (27 Nov 2017)

Harriett Baldwin: The hon. Gentleman’s question gives me an opportunity to pay tribute to the fantastic work that is being done on the 589 Ajax vehicles. This is the largest contract for military vehicles that has been awarded in the country for 30 years, and it involves a lot of work for the South Wales workforce.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Strategic Defence and Security Review (23 Oct 2017)

Mark Lancaster: ...Type 26 and signed the contract to buy new Apache helicopters. We are on track to deliver by the end of 2020: initial operating capability for carrier strike; maritime patrol aircraft; and to field Ajax. We have launched our innovation initiative, and published both our shipbuilding and our international defence engagement strategies.

Armed Forces (19 Jul 2017)

Wayne David: ...-35 Lightning aircraft and their cost and suitability; Type 45, 26 and 31E surface ships; the lack of surface-to-air missiles in the Navy; the difficulties of the Astute submarine; problems with the Ajax armoured vehicle programme; the Warrior capability sustainability programme; and the difficulties with the new Queen Elizabeth carrier. The list could go on and on. I want to ask the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (22 Jun 2017)

Earl Howe: .... It was £35 billion in 2016, £36 billion in 2017, and it will be £37 billion in 2018. Consequently, we are not just meeting NATO’s 2% target but spending £178 billion on new equipment: from Ajax armoured vehicles to Apache attack helicopters; from our two mighty aircraft carriers to our Dreadnought submarines; and from fifth-generation F35s to state-of-the art unmanned aerial...

Scottish Parliament: Celtic’s European Cup Win (50th Anniversary) (25 May 2017)

James Dornan: ...at goal to Inter’s five, and 10 corners to Inter’s nil. After that game, teams realised that they could win by playing the Celtic way, so we started to see teams such as the great Dutch teams Ajax and Feyenoord take up the mantle. However, Celtic were not done. In the subsequent years, they had one quarter final, two semi-finals and one final of the European cup. Unfortunately, they...

Steel Industry - Question for Short Debate (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Bilimoria: ...is a strategic material”. But what if you can get the supplies from elsewhere? The reality is that the steel for Trident nuclear submarines is supplied from France and the latest generation of Ajax armoured vehicles will use Swedish steel. According to Philip Dunne, the Defence Procurement Minister at the time, no UK steel manufacturer could meet the requirements. There are some...

Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2017 - Motion to Approve (21 Mar 2017)

Earl Howe: ...chose to grow their defence budget, at a time of austerity and in the face of many other competing interests, so that they could spend £178 billion on the best kit money can buy: digitally enhanced Ajax armoured vehicles, upgraded Apaches, new frigates, a new fleet of drones and a regenerated carrier strike. We are investing not just in conventional forces but in nuclear deterrence,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (20 Mar 2017)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the additional vehicle options are for the AJAX armoured vehicle programme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Tanks (20 Feb 2017)

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Army's Ajax tanks require dismantling before they can be accommodated on transport aircraft.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Expenditure (7 Feb 2017)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent each year on (a) A400M Atlas, (b) Ajax, (c) Astute boats 1-3, (d) Astute boats 4-7, (e) Complex Weapons Pipeline (Brimstone 2), (f) Complex Weapons Pipeline (Sea Ceptor), (g) Complex Weapons Pipeline (Land Ceptor), (h) Complex Weapons Pipleline (FASGW Heavy), (i) Complex Weapons Pipeline (FASGW Light), (j) Complex...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army (6 Feb 2017)

Mike Penning: ...Brigades, which already operate in the armoured infantry role. The brigades will receive incremental capability enhancements as their units receive the upgraded Warrior and Challenger 2, and new AJAX vehicles (formerly called Scout SV). The Ministry of Defence is expecting all of these vehicles to be in service by 2025.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Spending Target (30 Jan 2017)

Douglas Chapman: The National Audit Office reports that the procurement budget will reach its peak in 2020-23, at a time when massive and vital projects such as the F-35, Ajax and the Type 26 and 31 programmes will reach their peak. Our NATO partners such as the United States have a much more thorough oversight of procurement projects, something that can be undertaken here only by the Defence Committee or the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (30 Jan 2017)

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.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (24 Jan 2017)

Earl Howe: ...continues to provide the infantry with battle-winning capability for the future. Furthermore we are building an adaptive force to meet the range of future threats. Vehicle projects including Ajax (to support both the armoured infantry and new strike brigades), and the Challenger 2 life extension project, will be delivered in support of the new war fighting division as part of Joint Force...


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