UK’s New RFA Tankers to Get Military Capabilities

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £15 million contract to A&P Group to install high-end military capabilities in four new tankers so that they are ready for operations by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

The decision, which will see the creation of 16 new jobs, including 6 new apprenticeships, will help secure 350 jobs on the site and provide an economic boost to Falmouth and wider region.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne said:

It is only because we have a long term economic plan that we are able to make these big investment decisions here in the south-west to help the region develop and maintain its position as a world class hub for defence and cyber security services.

Minister for Defence Equipment support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:

This investment will provide the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) with a world class tanker capability which in turn will benefit the Royal Navy by supporting its current and future warships on operations around the globe, including the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers.

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