Evidence sessions on defence equipment inquiry announced

19 November 2009

The Defence Committee announced its first three evidence sessions in its inquiry into aspects of the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Defence Equipment programme

The sessions will take place in December and the witnesses are:

Tuesday 1 December 2009

10.30am: General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue, Chief of Defence Materiel, MoD

Tuesday 8 December 2009

10.30am: Witnesses to be confirmed

Tuesday 15 December 2009

10.30am: Quentin Davies MP, Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, MoD

3.30pm: Bernard Gray, author of a recent critical review of defence procurement for the MoD

4.30am: Lord Drayson, Minister for Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform, MoD

The inquiry expects to follow up areas of weakness and poor performance identified in its last report, Defence Equipment 2009, published earlier this year. It intends to focus on armoured vehicles and the future of the Future Rapid Effect System programme, strategic air-lift and maritime capability.

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