Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to make a decision on the Royal Navy's long-term heavyweight torpedo requirement.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

BAE Systems has successfully supplied the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with the Spearfish, heavyweight torpedo for a number of years. There is, however, a requirement to upgrade the capability. The MOD and BAE Systems remain engaged to resolve commercial issues. On current plans it is expected that a contract will be awarded within the next few months.

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