HC Deb 09 February 2001 vol 362 c708W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the components for(a) the L15 and (b) the Ml07 rounds for the A590 gun are (i) manufactured and (ii) assembled. [149353]

Dr. Moonie

[holding answer 8 February 2001]: Components for the L15 round are manufactured by RO Defence, at its sites in Birtley, Bridgwater, Bishopton, Blackburn and Glascoed. The final assembly of the L15 round takes place at Glascoed, Gwent.

The M107, a cheaper training projectile, is no longer procured for use by the British Army. The last batch of M107 was received in July 1999 and was procured through NAMSA from the Italian contractor, Simmel, by competitive tender. We have no knowledge of where the components were manufactured and assembled, which really is a matter for the contractor. Approximately 1,100 Ml07 projectiles remain and will be consumed at training during this year.

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