HMS Protector

Defence written question – answered on 10th October 2011.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work was planned to be carried out on HMS Protector before it was taken over by the Royal Navy; and what work was subsequently carried out that had not been anticipated.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Work planned to be carried out by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) on HMS Protector started after the signing of the lease and is to be completed before her first deployment later this year. This work included the fitting of: hydrographic systems; secure military communications including satellite television; force protection; petrol stowage; mounts for two rigid hull inflatable boats; and an enhanced navigation system.

The small amount of additional work completed by the MOD covers the fitting of a small craft davit and a high definition radar, and the re-designing of military communications equipment to adapt it for use by HMS Protector.

HMS Protector is on schedule to deploy for the first time around the end of the year.

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