Type 23 Frigates: Radar

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th March 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of refitting artisan radar for the Type 23 Frigate.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The contract for the Artisan System (RT997) Medium Range Radar (MRR) provides for the manufacture, installation, training and in-service support on 19 ships across five maritime platform types; including 13 Type 23 Frigates. The total contract price is £102.6 million (excluding VAT) of which the manufacture and installation element is £71.8 million (excluding VAT). While the contract does not allow for costs to be provided by specific platform type, the mean total manufacture and installation amount per ship is £3.8 million (excluding VAT).

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