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Ammunition and Guided Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5001, tabled on 23 January 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government how many ammunition and missile supply firms have commenced 24-hour, 7-day operations since the start of the war in Ukraine.

Answered on

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.