Type 45 Destroyers: Guided Weapons

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd September 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Atherton Sarah Atherton Conservative, Wrexham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on the procurement of the interim surface-to-surface missile guided weapon to replace the Harpoon on the six Type 45 Destroyer ships until the Future Anti-Ship Missile System is serviced.

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

We continue to scope options for the Royal Navy’s next surface to surface guided weapon system, alongside wider lethality requirements, to allow us to deliver on the commitments outlined in the Integrated Review. No final decisions have yet been made.

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