To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the ammunition for the BAE Systems Bofors 40mm Mk4 Naval Gun will be manufactured.
21 September 2021
Supply chain decisions about the procurement of ammunition for the BAE Systems BOFORS 40mm Mk4 and 57mm Mk3 Naval Guns will initially be a matter for Babcock as prime contractor for the Type 31 frigate. There is a requirement in the design and build contract for Babcock to procure a small quantity of ammunition to support the qualification programme and the contractor’s sea acceptance trials. Additional ammunition procurement will be subject to future MOD procurement activity, which is yet to commence.