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Defence: Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Craig Whittaker Craig Whittaker Conservative, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) original budget, (b) projected final cost, (c) expected timescale for delivery, (d) primary contractor and identity of additional consortium members are in relation to the Type 45 destroyer project.

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

holding answer 15 November 2011

As recorded in the Major Project Report 2011 recently published by the National Audit Office, the original projected cost for six Type 45 destroyers, including the Principal Anti-Air Missile System (PAAMS) was approximately £4.75 billion. Currently, the forecasted final cost is approximately £5.66 billion. The in-service schedule for all six Type 45 destroyers is as follows:

Daring: 2010

Dauntless: 2010

Diamond: 2011

Dragon: 2012

Defender: 2013

Duncan: 2014.

The Type 45 destroyers are not delivered by a consortium but by the prime contractor, BAE Systems Surface Ships. The PAAMS system is delivered and supported by MBDA.

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