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Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL2566, tabled on 8 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to place the order for the three new Fleet Solid Support ships.

Answered on

22 September 2021

The Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ship competition was launched on 21 May 2021 with the issue of a contract notice. The manufacture contract award is expected to be made within two years of the competition launch, following approvals. As announced on 1 September 2021, four consortia, all of which include significant UK involvement, have been awarded Competitive Procurement Phase contracts. The award of these contracts means the FSS ship competition has successfully moved to the next stage.