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AWACS: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 149732, tabled on 5 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 67568 on AWACS: Procurement, what steps his Department is taking to support British suppliers to be selected for (a) future training, (b) infrastructure and (c) support arrangements.

Answered on

10 February 2021

The Ministry of Defence seeks to provide the capability required by our Armed Forces while also ensuring that it delivers value for the taxpayer and contributes towards prosperity in the United Kingdom. Specifically, for the RAF E-7 Wedgetail programme, we are working closely with the prime contractor, Boeing Defence UK, to maximise sub-contracting opportunities for UK companies as part of the supplier selection process for training, infrastructure, and support, in furtherance of the Government's social value agenda.

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