Guided weapons

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th March 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the status of the interim surface-to-surface guided weapon is.

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

The interim surface-to-surface guided weapon will replace the Royal Navy's existing Harpoon missile capability. There was a healthy response from Industry to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and we are planning to proceed to issue an Invitation to negotiate to the down selected bidders later this year.

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