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Ammunition: Manufacturing Industries

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 48153, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the ammunition for the BAE System Bofors 57mm Mk3 Naval Gun will be manufactured.

Answered on

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.