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Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Shipbuilding

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL465, tabled on 23 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether replacements for (1) RFA Argus, and (2) HMS Scott, will be built in UK shipyards.

Answered on

8 June 2022

The replacement medical capability for RFA ARGUS is being considered in the scope of the Multi Role Support Ship (MRSS) which is due to enter Service in the early 2030s.

Regarding the replacement for HMS SCOTT, the new Multi Role Ocean Surveillance (MROS) programme is in its concept and assessment phase. Options for the procurement strategy and the project schedule are under development, but no firm decisions have yet been made.

The National Shipbuilding Office will seek to maximise the opportunity for UK Industry within both of these programmes, within the boundaries of our international and legal obligations.