To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has made a formal commitment to the Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Missile programme.
7 December 2020
Future Cruise/Anti-Ship Weapon seeks to develop a new generation of deep strike and anti-ship missiles for the 2030s and 2040s. In 2017, UK and France entered a ‘Joint Concept Phase’, led by MBDA to reduce the number of possible options. This phase is concluding. The UK MOD is exploring with the French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) the possibility for a joint UK/FR Assessment Phase in 2021 to mature and develop the concepts further.