Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the army's regiments he plans will receive the first Ajax armoured fighting vehicle.
Michael Fallon: ...levels required of the Army, underpinned by investment in new capability and a war-fighting division as part of Joint Force 2025. It introduced the innovative Strike brigades, based on the new AJAX vehicle family and the development of Specialised Infantry battalions, reconfigured to provide an increased contribution to countering terrorism and building stability overseas. I am today...
Mike Penning: The strategic defence and security review 2015 committed us to a more adaptive force to meet the range of future threats. This means having the best mix of Challenger 2 tanks and the new Ajax multi-purpose armoured vehicles to deliver the Army’s contribution to future threats. We are planning to spend £700 million to extend the Challenger 2 capability out to 2035.
John Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Ajax fighting vehicles for the armed forces are planned to be manufactured outside the UK.
John Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the planned cost of the Ajax fighting vehicles for the armed forces will be paid to overseas contractors and suppliers.
John Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from what country the steel for the manufacture of Ajax fighting vehicles for the armed forces will be sourced.
Wayne David: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for the full order of Ajax armoured vehicles to be delivered to the British Army.
Wayne David: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Ajax armoured vehicle in combat situations.
George Kerevan: Speaking as a ray of sunshine, may I ask whether the Ministry of Defence has made any assessment of how the Army’s new Ajax fighting vehicle would fare against Russia’s equally new T-14 main battle tank?
Kevan Jones: ...Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 4.48 of the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, Cm 9161, what estimate he has made of how many new Ajax armoured vehicles will be in each of the Army's new strike brigades.
Harriett Baldwin: ...that that is an ongoing subject of discussion, and of the commitment that General Dynamics has made in Wales in the part of the world she represents to create 250 jobs in the supply chain for the Ajax vehicles.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of steel used in the new Ajax armoured vehicles will be (a) sourced from the UK and (b) imported from abroad.
Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many new Ajax armoured vehicles will be produced (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.
Anna Soubry: ...the construction of the new Elizabeth aircraft carriers, and Network Rail sources 98% of its steel rail from the United Kingdom—as we all know, it comes mainly from Scunthorpe. On the point about Ajax, a large part of that steel was unfortunately not made in this country. The remainder was certainly going through a UK buyer. There is of course more that we could do, but we are mapping...
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.
Lord Campbell of Pittenweem: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in the development of the Ajax-tracked reconnaissance vehicle as part of the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.
Kate Hollern: .... Three new ships for the Royal Navy are being built in Glasgow with 60% of the steel bought from Sweden, 20% from other countries and only 20% from the UK. A £3.4 billion contract to build 590 Ajax armoured vehicles is also using Swedish imports for the majority of its steel requirements. The Government are refusing to guarantee that the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates will be built using...
Philip Dunne: ...we have not spent any of the contingency in the years to date. However, we have allocated funding from it in future years to support specific programmes (Rotary Wing Flying Training System and Ajax Vehicles).
Stephen Doughty: ...and ensure that the MOD keeps the records in the first place, as well as driving and advertising opportunities for procurement. Look at the list of projects: the Tide class tankers, the Scouts—now Ajax—and the frigates—[Interruption.] The Minister is absolutely right to say that we do not make the steel for Ajax, but other parts of the programme could be sourced from UK steel. There...