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Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft: Procurement

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what lessons have been learned from the procurement process for the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA); and what steps will be taken to retain the expertise and experience gained by the FSTA acquisition team for use in future major procurement programmes. (203902)

Following the successful placement of the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) PFI contract, we are conducting a Learning From Experience exercise to identify relevant lessons arising from this innovative project. The Department aims to employ the skills honed in this acquisition on other projects.