FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 09 April 2018

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 09 April 2018 Published 12 April 2018 Documents Information on suppliers for military clothing and equipment trialled in PECOC programme Ref: DE&S 2018/03829PDF, 57.4KB, 2 pages Breakdown of hate crimes from 2008 to 2017 Ref: MDP 2018/03937PDF, 328KB, 4 pages Number of FOIs answered by MOD Police with named exemptions from 1 January 2014 to 16 March 2018 Ref: MDP 2018/03933PDF, 262KB, 3 pages Number of behavior incidents in MOD Police since The Code of Ethics published in July 2014 Ref: MDP 2018/04117PDF, 150KB, 2 pages Costs of UK…

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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 26 February 2018

Documents Copy of named electrical documents relating to Land Rover Defender Ref: DE&S 2017/09738PDF, 1.5MB, 62 pages Documents relating to changes of right for Cadet Force under List B Commission Ref: Army 2017/13086PDF, 5.34MB, 39 pages Number of UK Forces Personnel in York and North Yorkshire as at 1 October 2017 Ref: Defence Statistics 2018/02751PDF, 461KB, 3 pages Information on scurvy read codes within The Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP) Ref: Defence Statistics 2017/13216PDF, 322KB, 2 pages Information on United Kingdom Hydrographic Office social media Ref: UKHO 2018/01367PDF, 233KB, 3 pages Information on veterans in receipt of pensions and compensation Ref: HOCS 2018/00308PDF, 42.3KB, 2 pages Information…

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UK agrees sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil

The MOD has agreed to sell HMS Ocean to the Government of Brazil after 20 years of service. Sold to the Brazilian Navy for around £84M, the profit generated from the sale will be reinvested in defence at a time when the Royal Navy is being strengthened with two types of brand new frigates and two huge aircraft carriers. HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will eventually take on the role as the nation’s new flagship, recently set sail from the port of Gibraltar carrying two Chinooks and four Merlin helicopters as…

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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 12 February 2018

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 12 February 2018 Documents Information on telephone and network contracts for United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Ref: UKHO 2017/13696PDF, 89.9KB, 4 pages Information on software used by media and communication teams in United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Ref: UKHO 2017/13750PDF, 105KB, 2 pages Information on mobile phone contracts for United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Ref: UKHO 2018/00505PDF, 84.8KB, 3 pages RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) scrambles from 2013 to 2017 Ref: RAF 2018/00105PDF, 97.1KB, 3 pages Number of sexual harassment allegations against British Army from 2012 to 2017 Ref: Army 2017/13528PDF, 214KB, 4 pages Information…

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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 22 January 2018

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 22 January 2018. Published 22 January 2018 From Ministry of Defence Documents Information about public cloud and Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) IT infrastructure Ref: MDP 2017/13617PDF, 157KB, 4 pages Southern Diving Unit 1 statistics between 1 October 2016 and 1 October 2017 Ref: Navy 2017/10095PDF, 578KB, 6 pages Southern Diving Unit 2 statistics between 1 October 2016 and 1 October 2017 Ref: Navy 2017/10094PDF, 528KB, 6 pages Information on drug testing within the army between 1 July and 31 October 2017 Ref: Army 2017/11905PDF, 180KB, 2 pages Request…

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Defence Secretary visits Appledore yard as warship competition ramps up

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson paid a visit to Babcock’s Appledore shipyard this January 8th, as the company announced further details of its bid to help build a new class of warship. The Ministry of Defence announced plans to procure a new class of frigates, the Type 31e, as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy which was launched last year. The warships will be built in the UK, with a set price cap no more than £250M per frigate for the first batch of five, with an investment decision to be…

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Babcock launches ‘Team 31’ bid for new UK frigate

Babcock today announced it will lead a bespoke team of industry partners in a bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) new £1.25 billion Type 31e general purpose light frigate programme, building on the success of its role within the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. Two of the UK’s leading defence suppliers – Babcock and Thales – have joined forces with BMT, Harland & Wolff and Ferguson Marine to form ‘Team 31’ to deliver world-class ships that will drive economic benefits throughout the UK. The highly experienced team will seek to…

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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 1 January 2018

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 01 January 2018 Information regarding Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) Ref: HOCS 2017/09876PDF, 180KB, 5 pages Career projection for named ranks within the navy Ref: Defence Statistics 2017/09010PDF, 498KB, 4 pages Request named documents relating to army equipment Ref: DE&S 2017/10573PDF, 8.75MB, 345 pages Request number of personnel in RAF Aircrew Training Pipeline broken down by ranks for financial years 2015 to 2018 Ref: RAF 2017/06564PDF, 234KB, 5 pages Information on statistics of women at RAF Benson Ref: RAF 2017/09053PDF, 181KB, 3 pages Copy of High Wycombe Station Safety, Health and Environmental…

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Seven year contract awarded to provide mission-critical combat systems support across Royal Navy fleet

BAE Systems has been contracted by the Ministry of Defense’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems (MCS) team to ensure the combat management systems, tactical networks and shared infrastructures aboard 38 Royal Navy platforms will remain available, coherent, safe and secure. The Joint Support Solution 2 (JSS 2) program will maintain high levels of equipment availability, overcome obsolescence, and improve combat systems reliability and flexibility, building on the success of the original Joint Support Solution (JSS) contract signed in 2010. JSS supported essential combat systems through a dedicated ship support team providing…

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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 04 December 2017

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 04 December 2017. Safety data sheets for aviation turbine fuel FSII (AVTUR) Ref: HOCS 2017/08652PDF, 1.92MB, 6 pages Information on Royal Navy Marine Enforcement Officers involvement in slavery in fishing Ref: Navy 2017/11034PDF, 112KB, 2 pages Number of South Atlantic Medals without rosette issued as at 3 November 2017 Ref: DBS 2017/11071PDF, 35.2KB, 1 page No information held on Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees regarding Subject Access Requests from 2014 to 2016 Ref: DBS 2017/10393PDF, 57.2KB, 2 pages Request copy of results from Stress Indicator Survey by Institute of…

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Military Aviation Authorities (MAA) certification of the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft

The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review announced the procurement of 9 maritime patrol aircraft to re-introduce a capability that had been dormant since the withdrawal of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Nimrod MR2 in 2010. In July 2016 it was confirmed that the RAF would receive 9 Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft to meet this requirement. The Poseidon is designed and built by the American aerospace company Boeing and can trace its’ heritage to the company’s 737 narrow body airliner. The Poseidon was developed to meet the requirements of a…

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FOI responses published by MOD: week commencing 6 November 2017

Ministry of Defence (MOD) Freedom of Information (FOI) responses published during the week commencing 6 November 2017 Documents Request named documents for Lieutenant Commander to Commander Promotion Selection process Ref: Navy 2017/08276PDF, 458KB, 6 pages Request statistical information regarding weapon engineers submariners Ref: Navy 2017/08718PDF, 128KB, 2 pages Information regarding MOD Police informants from financial year 2012 to 2016 Ref: MDP 2017/07922PDF, 230KB, 3 pages Information relating to job evaluations for named positions within the navy Ref: Navy 2017/09263PDF, 199KB, 3 pages Request list of named documents for ex-military vehicle Ref: DE&S 2017/09171PDF, 6.4MB, 435 pages Request information on 42 Commando Royal Marines Ref: Navy 2017/09017PDF, 84.3KB, 2 pages…

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