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Warships: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 235393, tabled on 21 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to place an order for littoral strike vessels; how much he expects each vessel to cost; and when he expects those vessels to be operational.

Answered on

28 March 2019

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence announced on 11 February 2019, we will use the Transformation Fund to develop a concept for a Littoral Strike Ship. Estimates of the potential acquisition costs of this capability will be established during the initial concept phase.

At this time, no decisions have been made regarding procurement strategy, in service dates, basing or manning levels.