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Armed Forces: Clansman

Volume 691: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

What assessment the Ministry of Defence has made of its original appointment of the Archer consortium to deliver a replacement for the Clansman radio system. [HL3080]

A single-source procurement approach was adopted in 1997 when the two competing consortia formed the joint venture company Archer Communications Systems Ltd (ACSL). By July 2000, the Ministry of Defence had lost confidence in ACSL’s proposed solution, removed the company’s preferred-supplier status and launched a fresh competition.