To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answers of 14 and 9 September 2021 to Questions 45921 and 37376 on Ajax Vehicles: Procurement, what (a) mechanisms are in place and (b) information is available to enable hon. Members and members of the public to establish how the financial costs of delays to the Ajax armoured fighter vehicle contract are shared between General Dynamics and his Department.
20 September 2021
The Ministry of Defence has a firm price contract with General Dynamics Land Systems for equipment Demonstration and Manufacture, and extended initial in-service support solution for Ajax. General Dynamics are (inter alia) required to deliver 589 vehicles that meet the contractual specifications for £5.552 billion.