Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th November 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what services were being provided in each of the planned 16 contracts which form the Common Support Model for support to the Royal Navy surface fleet.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Common Support Model will provide comprehensive engineering support to Royal Navy warships whilst in Her Majesty's Naval Bases and when deployed on operations around the world.

The 16 contracts will provide waterfront engineering, maintenance and other technical services for all classes of warship, including the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. They cover support to the full range of on board ships' systems, including power and propulsion, combat management and communications systems, tactical networks, shared infrastructures, visual landing aids and ships protective systems.

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