To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that technical data packages are included in any fleet solid support ship contract.
17 June 2021
A range of technical information is required as part of the Department's procurement process for equipment. This may include, for example, technical publications, operating and systems manuals to ensure that equipment can be safely operated, maintained and configured through life.
The procurement strategy for the new Medium Helicopter programme is under development and a contract has not yet been placed with industry. The contract will include technical publications in order that the aircraft can be maintained and configured through life.
The eventual manufacture contract for the Fleet Solid Support ships will similarly contain provisions for all such information to be provided.