18 Oct 17. Michael Fallon MP questioned on defence spending. The Defence Committee questions the Secretary of State for Defence on defence spending, the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review and the ongoing National Defence Capabilities Review.
Wednesday 25 October 2017, Committee Room 6
• Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, Secretary of State for Defence
• Lieutenant General Mark Poffley, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Military Capability
• Peter Watkins CBE, Director General Security Policy, Ministry of Defence
House of Commons and House of Lords Hansard Written Answers
Q. Warrior Armoured Vehicle Asked by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made on the programme for the modernisation of the Warrior infantry combat vehicle; what factors have contributed to its delay; and when it will be completed.
A. Earl Howe: The Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme is currently in its demonstration phase. Eleven demonstration vehicles are currently being manufactured and will then undergo a rigorous trials programme, culminating in live ‘firing on the move’. The complex nature of the programme has led to significant engineering and technical challenges. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is engaged in discussions with Lockheed Martin and any decisions will be subject to the MOD approvals process.