DE&S Policy Secretariat
Maple 0a, #2043
MOD Abbey Wood
T A Dainton
Date: 07 August 2013
Request for Information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your email of 11 July 2013 requesting the following information:
Under the Freedom of information act can you tell me if some, or all of the type 45
Destroyers, now in service are to be fitted with weapons from recently retired type
22 block 3 hulls in the near future?
Namely, Harpoon and anti-submarine torpedo tubes.
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. I
can confirm that the MOD does hold information within the scope of your request and a
summary of this recorded information is provided below.
Harpoon will be fitted to four of the six Type 45 Destroyers. The fit will utilise redundant
equipment from the de-commissioned Type 22 Batch 3 Frigates and, in addition, new
equipment has been procured to allow integration into the Type 45 vessels. Currently there
are no plans to fit anti-submarine torpedo tubes in the Type 45 Destroyer.
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Yours faithfully, DE&S Policy Secretariat