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Weapons: Contracts

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 49272, tabled on 7 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the BAE Systems’ Mk 45 127mm gun scheduled to equip the UK’s Type 26 Frigates, what (a) the total value of this contract is and (b) the value of the UK content of this contract will be.

Answered on

22 September 2022

In July 2016, the Ministry of Defence signed a £183 million contract for the Maritime Indirect Fire System, which will be integrated onto the Type 26 Frigates. The contract covered the design and manufacture of the first three guns as well as a training system and ammunition, sustaining 43 skilled jobs in the UK, with work undertaken at BAE Systems' sites in Frimley, Broad Oak, Glascoed and Barrow-in-Furness. The UK content of the contract is in excess of £45 million.

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