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Guided Weapons: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 274598, tabled on 8 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long it would take, and at what cost, for her Department to procure a Harpoon missile.

Answered on

16 July 2019

The lead times for replenishing missiles is typically between 18 and 36 months depending on the munition type. Procurement costs are regularly reviewed and are dependent on the quantity of missiles being procured, customer priorities and market conditions at the time. I am withholding specific details of lead times which would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces and forecast cost estimates which are commercially sensitive.

The PGM 2000 missile system is not a UK defence capability.