BAE Systems responds to Defence Command Paper

Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to BAE Systems’ Warton facility on March 22, 2021
The UK Ministry of Defence has today published its Defence Command Paper (DCP) which outlines the Government’s commitment to modernise the Armed Forces to meet the objectives of the recent Integrated Defence, Security and Foreign Policy Review.
The DCP reaffirms commitments to a number of capabilities in which BAE Systems plays a leading role including:
  • Four new Dreadnought Class submarines to deliver the UK’s nuclear deterrent
  • Eight Type 26 Anti-Submarine Warfare frigates
  • The Tempest Future Combat Air System 
  • Continued development of Typhoon capability 
We will work with the Ministry of Defence to understand more about the future maritime capabilities detailed in the DCP including the next generation of nuclear submarines, Type 83, Future Solid Support (FSS) ship, Multi Role Ocean Surveillance Ship (MROSS) as well as capabilities in the cyber and space domains.
We welcome the clarity that the Ministry of Defence’s vision of a modernised, integrated force provides to industry and the increased funding that will give our sector the confidence to invest in the cutting edge technologies that will support thousands of highly skilled jobs across the country. Working with our customers, partners and suppliers through programmes like Tempest we’re demonstrating a radically different approach to achieve pace, affordability and operational capability to meet evolving requirements more quickly and at a lower cost.

Charles Woodburn

, Chief Executive