NATO: Military Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the UK’s aerospace and defence industry is informed of NATO's planned alliance future surveillance and control capability.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to support a transatlantic consortium bid of US and UK defence companies to compete for any NATO Alliance Future Surveillance and Control programme contracts.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The NATO Alliance Future Surveillance and Control Programme was initiated following the 2016 Warsaw Summit and is currently in the second year of its Concept Phase. The Ministry of Defence has been fully engaged with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), the organisation that has been charged with delivering the Concept Phase. The NSPA have been proactive in their engagement with Industry to ensure the technological feasibility of the capability being developed.

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