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UK and French Defence Committees question MoD on Anti-Ship Missile Systems in joint evidence session

12 July 2018

This is a joint, informal, evidence session with the AssemblĂ©e nationale Standing Committee on National Defence and the Armed Forces.

Purpose of the Session

This is the first joint, informal, evidence session with the Assemblée nationale Standing Committee on National Defence and the Armed Forces. The session will ask the MoD about the defence collaboration between the UK and French Governments, including an assessment of the joint work undertaken by the two Governments on the future cruise/anti-ship weapon (FC/ASW) programme so far and will seek a progress report on the three-year concept phase agreement signed with MBDA last March.

The session will be conducted bilingually with simultaneous translation provided throughout.

The French MPs participating in the session are: Natalie Pouzyreff (co-rapporteur), La Republique En Marche!; Charles de La Verpilliere (co-rapporteur), Les Republicains; Jean-Pierre Cubertafon, MoDem; Jean-Jacques Ferrara, Les Republicains; Jean-Charles Larsonneur, La Republique En Marche!; and Stephanie Trompille, La Republique En Marche! 

This historic joint evidence session will be followed by a session in Paris on 24 July.


Wednesday 11 July 2018, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm:

  • Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement;
  • Lt General Sir Mark Poffley. Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Military Capability);
  • Sir Simon Bollom, Chief Executive Officer for Defence Equipment and Support, MoD

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