Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 8th December 2016.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

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.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The steel requirement for the manufacture of Ajax has been sourced to date from Europe (the majority from Sweden). There remains a small amount of steel to be procured and UK companies will have the opportunity to bid for this.

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