Defence Equipment: Iron and Steel

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th November 2015.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the licensing agreement is between his Department and Tata Steel for the production of super bainite steel; what the potential uses are of that steel in military platforms; whether super bainite is available outside the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Procurement)

The Ministry of Defence has licensed Tata Steel with an exclusive right to manufacture Super Bainite Steel in the United Kingdom and Europe and to export it globally.

Opportunities for use on a range of military platforms are being investigated.

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