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Warships: Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL17852, tabled on 25 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government which company supplies 30mm guns on the two aircraft carriers and Type 26 frigates.

Answered on

7 October 2019

Pending the outcome of a competition to award a long-term support contract for the 30mm gun capability on in-service Royal Navy ships, interim technical support is being provided by MSI Defence Systems Limited. Arrangements are under way to award a further interim contract to provide additional support, including the provision of spares and necessary design modifications.

The 30mm gun capability on the Type 26 Frigates will be supplied to the Ministry of Defence by BAE Systems. The Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers are not fitted with 30mm guns.