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Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 37453, tabled on 21 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) has made an assessment of the circumstances in which information regarding Challenger 2 has been leaked and (b) is conducting an investigation into that matter.

Answered on

6 September 2021

I assume the hon. Member is asking about the recent publication on a gaming website of a number of Challenger 2 specifications.

This incident was reported to the Army Warning, Advisory and Reporting Point on 19 Jul 2021 and a security investigation into the circumstances instigated. The investigation has since been transferred to the Royal Military Police and is ongoing. The Department takes protection of its information extremely seriously and will continue to take firm action in response to such incidents.

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