Type 45 Destroyers

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

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fit T45 destroyers with strike length MK 41 vertical launching systems as part of their Power Improvement Project.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Power Improvement Project for the Type 45 Destroyers is separate from the Royal Navy's continuing review of their operational requirements to ensure warships are equipped with an appropriate array of offensive and defensive weapons to enable them to fulfil their operational roles. We will not reveal details of the nature of such considerations as to do so would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

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