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Approved Projects

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 17 July 2006, Official Report, column 206W, on approved projects, which approved projects are in each category. (91344)

The following lists provide details on projects in categories A to C, aspects of which received approval decisions during 2005-061.

Category A projects:


Land Environment Air Picture Provision

Precision Guided Bomb

Tornado Future Support Programme

Chinook Mark 3

Chinook T55 Capability Sustainment and Future Support Programme

Future Rotorcraft Capability

Munitions Acquisition Supply Solution

Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme

Merlin Future Support Programme

Chinook Future Support

Enhanced Capability for Armoured Training Systems

Airborne Stand-Off Radar

Future Carrier

Digitisation of the Battlespace (Land)—Combat, Infra and Platform

Project FALCON

Future Provision of Marine Services


Skynet 5


Astute Class Procurement

Combined Aerial Targets Service

Nimrod Future Support

Nuclear Warhead Capability Sustainment Programme

Future Defence Supply Chain Initiative

Human Resources Service Delivery Organisation

Joint Command and Control Support Programme

Whole Fleet Management

Project Allenby and Connaught

Corsham Development Project

D154 Project Devonport

Defence Housing Executive—Prime Contract

Future Joint Combat Aircraft Basing

Northwood PFI

Defence Estates Regional Prime Contracting—Central

Support Vehicles

Defence Estates Regional Prime Contracting—East

MOD Estates London

UK Intelligence Web and SCOPE connection

Future Military Aviation Radar Service

Project HELIX

Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability

Maritime Air Surveillance and Control

Category B projects:

Advanced Jet Trainer

Typhoon Aircrew Synthetic Training Aid

High Velocity Missile Support

Rapier Support

Tornado GR4/4a Collision Warning System

Tornado Future Support Programme—RB 199

Tornado Future Support Programme

Tornado Capability Upgrade Strategy

AS90 Equipment Support Project

Chinook Mark 2/2a Coherency

Future Rotorcraft Capability

Gnome Engine Future Support Project

RTM 322 Engine Future Support Project

Anti-Structures Munition

Interim Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle Capability

Joint UAV Experimental Programme

Project Eagle

Joint Casualty Treatment Ship

Nuclear Warhead Capability Sustainment Programme

Science and Technology Upgrade (Including Sonar 2076)

Future Logistics IS Support Delivery Project

Material Flow—Management of Joint Deployed Inventory

Training Administration and Financial Management Information System

Joint Approach to VC10 Engineering and Logistic Integration

Defence Academy Shrivenham

Project DMETA

Integration Authority

Lightweight Mobile Artillery Weapon System

Oracle Enterprise Agreement

Category C projects2:

Large Aircraft Infra Red Counter Measures


Increased Protection Body Armour

NBC Battlefield Information System Application

SA80 Assault Rifle


Surveillance Systems And Range Finding

Project VECTOR

Consignment Visibility

Defensive Anti-Surface Warfare

Maritime Composite Training System

Defence E-Learning Delivery and Management Capability

DNA(2)—T23 Frigate Command System Update

Sonar 2054

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

Anson/High Grade Messaging Service (HMG)

DCSA End to End Service Management System (Networks)

J1/J4 Interim Op Support—Interim fit in advance of DII(FD) (J1/J4)

Joint Command System (Logistics)

Material Flow—Management of Material in Transit

Digital Diagnosis Repair

Future Light Equipment Transporter

Temporary Deployed Accommodation

Future Crypto Project

Interoperable Electronic Key Distribution

Land Systems Reference Centre

1 Some projects contain aspects delegated across more than one category causing them to appear in more than one list.

2 Four projects have been excluded from the list as they relate to special forces.


Two projects have been excluded to safeguard national security and to avoid prejudice to the security of the armed forces.

Information on category D projects is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.