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Written Answers — Defence: Apache Helicopters (10 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: The Army Air Corps currently operates a fleet of 67 Apache helicopters. The number of aircraft to be upgraded through the Capability Sustainment Programme will be decided at the main investment decision, which is currently planned for 2014. While not originally designed as a maritime helicopter, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has modified and cleared the Apache to support operations from the...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (10 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 24 May 2012 For current performance against time and cost criteria for the Puma upgrade, Chinook fleet, Wildcat fleet, Merlin fleet, Voyager air-to-air refueller and troop transporter, A400M air transporter, Airseeker surveillance aircraft, Typhoon fleet and Joint Strike Fighter fleet, I refer the hon. Member to the “Major Projects Report 2011: Ministry of Defence”,...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (10 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: ...computer systems. The UK could modify the aircraft and its systems to meet unique needs, on a ‘pay to be different' basis, however this would introduce non-standardisation into the JSF aircraft fleet. The UK will have the ability to modify the mission systems and computer systems equipment installed on its Air Seeker (Rivet Joint) aircraft and ground systems to meet UK-specific...

Written Answers — Defence: Nuclear Submarines (10 Jul 2012)

Peter Luff: ...the facilities continue to meet the safety standards set by the Office of Nuclear Regulation. Regeneration of the site has been planned to ensure the delivery of the full planned Astute submarine fleet in line with current requirements.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (25 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 21 June 2012 As stated in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), we plan to have a fast jet fleet based around two types of modern and capable multi-role aircraft. We are reviewing, as part of normal business, how we intend to manage the transition between Tornado, Typhoon and the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). We plan to run down the Tornado force broadly in line with...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (21 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: The information is provided in the following table and is correct as of 15 June 2012:   Hercules C130J Hercules CI30K In-service fleet 24 8 Enduring Operations 5 1 In hangars at RAF Brize Norton(1) 2 1 Elsewhere 17 6 (1) The number of aircraft in a hangar at RAF Brize Norton will change on a regular basis and depend on the number of aircraft requiring...

Written Answers — Defence: AgustaWestland (19 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: No requirement currently exists to add to the Army Air Corp's fleet of Apache attack helicopters. The Ministry of Defence is engaged in the concept phase of a Capability Sustainment Programme to address our future attack helicopter capability requirement and how it will be sustained to 2040. As part of the concept phase, informal discussions are taking place with potential contractors to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Nuclear-powered Submarines (18 Jun 2012)

Michael Connarty: I am trying to find out how much of this expenditure is in the £3 billion mentioned last year by the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), the Minister with responsibility for procurement, and how much is new expenditure? How much will be spent on Trident development and how much on the Astute submarine fleet?

Written Answers — Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles (18 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: Having been deployed successfully in Afghanistan, Viking vehicles need to be regenerated for return to the core vehicle fleet in readiness for future contingent operations. It remains our intention for the Royal Marines to be equipped with an amphibious protected mobility capability as set out in the strategic defence and security review. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) plans to review...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (18 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: ...million); this figure included the sale of 72 Harrier airframes, spares and associated support equipment. Moreover, when the value of the sale is added to the savings made from retiring the Harrier fleet from service, the total estimated receipts and savings to the Ministry of Defence is around £1 billion. The decision to retire the Harrier force early was not taken lightly. Fleet...

Defamation Bill (12 Jun 2012)

Paul Farrelly: ...which has served to amplify the voices of many of the victims of the excesses of our libel laws who were crying out for both help and change—people such as Simon Singh, Hardeep Singh Kohli and Dr Peter Wilmshurst. I shall refer briefly to some of those cases later, because one of the litmus tests of this Bill will be whether there will be any similar cases following its reforms. At each...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Equipment: Scotland (12 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: The information requested will take time to be collated. I will write to the hon. Member once this is completed. Substantive answer from Peter Luff to Angus Robertson: I undertook to write to you on the 16 May 2012 (Official Report, Column 168W) in answer to your parliamentary question about how many (a) aircraft support vehicles, (b) Royal Maritime Auxiliary service ships, (c) fire trucks,...

Written Answers — Defence: Future Large Aircraft (11 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: The A400M development fleet continues to undergo rigorous testing, including that of the engine and gearbox, as part of the ongoing flight test programme leading to civil and military certification. During a planned flight from South East Asia back to Europe, there was a gearbox incident which resulted in the automated shutdown of the engine. The aircraft landed safely in Oman where a...

Written Answers — Defence: SD Marine Services (11 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: ...Barge 2 HMNB Clyde Water Barge 1 HMNB Clyde Water Lighter 2 HMNB Clyde Pilot Tender 2 HMNB Clyde Class IX Tugs 8 HMNB Clyde Damen Crew Transfer Vessel 1 HMNB Clyde Fleet Tender—O Class—Passenger Ship 2 HMNB Clyde Moorings 1 HMNB Clyde Torpedo Recovery, Mine-laying and Diving Support Vessel 1 HMNB Clyde Worldwide Support Ship 1 Kyle of...

Written Answers — Defence: Sea King Helicopters (11 Jun 2012)

Peter Luff: ...means to replace it. The Department of Transport is currently running a competition for a UK-wide service contract to provide Search and Rescue services when the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) fleet of Sea King Mk 3, 3a and 5 Search and Rescue helicopters retire. The MOD is also examining alternative means of replacing the Sea King search and rescue capability in the Falkland Islands. The...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (23 May 2012)

Peter Luff: The Harrier was a flexible and capable aircraft which served the nation well. However, owing to the reduction in the size of the Harrier fleet to 32 aircraft in 2009 under the previous Government it was unable to achieve sustained operations in Afghanistan and maintain an adequate contingent capability for the unexpected on its own. Only the Tornado could do this and sustaining fleets of...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence Equipment: Scotland (16 May 2012)

Peter Luff: Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships do not have permanent bases, but use a combination of naval bases, which include the Scottish ammunition facilities at Crombie and Glen Mallen, and commercial ports throughout the UK, to deliver their operational programmes.

Written Answers — Defence: Tanks (30 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: After the strategic defence and security review, the Army's supported main battle tank fleet consists of 227 Challenger 2 tanks.

Written Answers — Defence: Tanks (30 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: ...withholding the information on the current value of each vehicle as its disclosure would prejudice commercial interests. Disposal options currently being considered are: selling, using the disposal fleet for spares; and recycling.

Written Answers — Defence: Sentry Aircraft (23 Apr 2012)

Peter Luff: ...in the radome supports of two RAF Boeing E-3D Sentry aircraft. The cause of the fault has yet to be determined; a full technical examination is under way. The aircraft in the current forward fleet have been checked and show no sign of a similar fault. Nevertheless, as a precautionary measure, non-essential routine flying has been temporarily suspended until the cause of this fault is...


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