Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th June 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the contractual Recast was between his Department and General Dynamics; when that Recast took place; and what that Recast did to change the contractual nature of the Ajax programme.

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

The contractual recast between General Dynamics and the Ministry of Defence was finalised in May 2019. The recast is based on an incremental delivery of capability with defined Capability Drops. The main principle is to provide progressive build to System Requirements Document compliance and add new capabilities to the vehicles.

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