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Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on the development of the UK Air Surveillance Command and Control System in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008. (291972)

Spend on the Concept and Assessment Phases of the UK Air Surveillance Command and Control System (UKASCACS) project in the financial years in question are as follows:

Financial year

Cost (£ million)

2006-07

1.054

2007-08

0.739

2008-09

0.498

In 2008 the project was extended and redirected into the Air Command and Control Future Capability (AC2FC). The monies spent previously are contributing to the ongoing development of this project which will provide a more effective capability for UK.