To ask His Majesty's Government whether the stockpile levels of ammunition and missiles held by the UK armed forces have been reassessed in light of the levels of Ukrainian and Russian expenditure during fighting in Ukraine.
6 February 2023
The UK currently stores a significant amount of ammunition and missiles to meet the operational and training requirements of our Armed Forces. It is not however possible to comment on specific stockpile levels, as this information is operationally sensitive.
The UK’s stockpile levels are continually assessed, and the Department is looking at the lessons that can be learned from the conflict in Ukraine.
The UK Government remains fully engaged with industry to ensure both the continuation of supply to Ukraine, and that all equipment and munitions granted in kind from UK stocks are replaced as expeditiously as possible. It is up to industry to implement the working patterns they deem appropriate to meet the delivery schedule of each contract.