40712 – EU Battlegroups (Answered)

Andrew Rosindell To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what involvement UK armed forces have had with EU battle groups in the last three years; and how many UK armed forces personnel the Government has pledged to commit to those groups. Mr Julian Brazier The EU Battlegroup concept has Lead Nations on standby for …

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HL728 – Unmanned Air Vehicles (Answered)

Lord Moonie To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Watchkeeper Programme to achieve Initial Operating Capability 2, previously expected to be achieved by April, and when they now expect Equipment Support Systems to be released to service. Earl Howe It is expected that the Watchkeeper programme will declare Initial Operating Capability 2 standard …

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40787 – Maritime Patrol Aircraft (Answered)

Mr Kevan Jones To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what future ground surveillance capabilities his Department plans to develop for the P-8 Poseidon programme. Mr Philip Dunne The Ministry of Defence expects the P-8 Poseidon to be principally used in the Maritime Patrol Aircraft role, although it does have a limited overland surveillance …

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40781 – Maritime Patrol Aircraft (Answered)

Mr Kevan Jones To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK (a) flight crew, (b) ground crew and (c) intelligence analysts have served on US P-8 Poseidon aircraft under the Seedcorn exchange programme; and what the cost to the UK public purse has been of deploying those people since the start of …

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40783 – Maritime Patrol Aircraft (Answered)

Mr Kevan Jones To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which of the UK’s allies has aircraft which are capable of refuelling P-8 Poseidon aircraft to be procured by the UK. Mr Philip Dunne The P-8 Poseidon is currently undertaking air-to-air refuelling trials in the United States to clear the aircraft to receive fuel …

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40549 – NATO: Armed Forces (Answered)

Sir Nicholas Soames To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide details of what (a) ships and (b) aircraft by (i) type and (ii) number are allocated to the Very High Readiness Task Force in 2016-17. Mr Julian Brazier In 2016 the UK’s contribution to the Very High Readiness Joint Task …

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40973 – Armed Forces: Training (Answered)

Rachael Maskell To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out-turn cost was of (a) Army Foundation College, Harrogate and (b) Infantry Training Centre, Catterick in the most recent financial year for which figures are available; and what proportion of that cost was attributable to the army’s initial training programme. Penny Mordaunt The …

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