Advanced Short-range Air-to-air Missile: Procurement:Written question - 10453

Q
(Dunfermline and West Fife)
Asked on: 16 September 2015
Ministry of Defence
Advanced Short-range Air-to-air Missile: Procurement
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is to the public purse of the contract to purchase the ASRAAM missiles from MBDA (UK) Ltd; and how many such missiles will be purchased as part of that contract.
A
Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 12 October 2015

The ASRAAM contract awarded to MBDA(UK) Limited is worth some £300 million (excluding VAT) and covers the development, qualification and manufacture of operational, telemetry, and training missiles. I am withholding details of the number of missiles ordered as disclosure would or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of our Armed Forces and allies.

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