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Elbit ceases UK Dreadnought sub training work; Project Selborne role 'under negotiation'

24th November 2022 - 11:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


ESUK began operating existing Maritime Composite Training Systems (MCTS) assets last May as the next step of its contribution to the RN Transformation programme. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

Elbit Systems UK has stopped work on the Royal Navy's Dreadnought Crew Training programme and its role on Project Selborne is under negotiation with the government.

Shephard understands that discussions are under way regarding Elbit Systems UK (ESUK's) continued participation in the RN's Project Selborne shore-based training programme and that it has already stopped work on the Dreadnought Crew Training (DCT) effort.

On 2 November, Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement Chris Evan submitted the following question to the UK Parliament: ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons Elbit Systems UK Ltd was removed from the delivery of the Project Selborne contract.’

Alex Chalk, MoD Minister of State, answered five days later, saying: ‘Negotiations are currently under way regarding Elbit Systems UK's departure from Project Selborne,

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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