Warships: Weapons

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a service and support contract is in place to support the 30mm guns on naval ships.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government which company produces spares and provides necessary design modifications for in-service 30mm guns on naval ships.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government which company supplies 30mm guns on the two aircraft carriers and Type 26 frigates.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Pending the outcome of a competition to award a long-term support contract for the 30mm gun capability on in-service Royal Navy ships, interim technical support is being provided by MSI Defence Systems Limited. Arrangements are under way to award a further interim contract to provide additional support, including the provision of spares and necessary design modifications.

The 30mm gun capability on the Type 26 Frigates will be supplied to the Ministry of Defence by BAE Systems. The Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers are not fitted with 30mm guns.

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