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Warships: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 235396, tabled on 21 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary and (c) Royal Marines he expects to allocate to each Littoral Strike Vessel.

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.