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Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (8 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: Full capability for the new platform will be achieved incrementally to achieve the in service date of May 2014. The full service date for the RAF Voyager aircraft is September 2016 when the fleet will consist of 14 aircraft. There have been no operational or training flights.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (8 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 6 February 2012 The number of aircraft at a particular Ministry of Defence operating base will vary on a day-to-day basis according to normal fleet management activities, including requirements for mandated maintenance, upgrade programmes and operational deployments. The information contained in the following table is correct as of 31 January 2012. Some of the bases listed in...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance (8 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 16 January 2012 The Royal Air Force has operated fleets of a number of different aircraft types over a long period of time. Maintenance arrangements have evolved as aircraft technology has become increasingly more complex and lessons are learned from previous contracts and processes. Current arrangements vary by fleet but range from in-house maintenance carried out by...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft: Sales (1 Feb 2012)

Peter Luff: ...airframes spares and associated support equipment to the US Government was negotiated and agreed as a consolidated package. The majority of support equipment used to support the former Harrier fleet has been acquired since 1996 but information on the original purchase cost is no longer held. At the time of the sale to the US Government the value of support equipment recorded on the...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (31 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: ...wing and rotary aircraft in service with each branch of the armed forces, and where each such aircraft is based is shown in the following table: Aircraft type Service Based at In-service fleet (number) Apache Army Wattisham, Middle Wallop 67 BAE 146 RAF Northolt 2 BAE 125 RAF Northolt 6 C-17 RAF Brize Norton 7 Chinook Mk 2/2a and Mk 3 RAF Odiham 46 ...

Bill Presented — Financial Services: Strategic Defence and Security Review (26 Jan 2012)

Penny Mordaunt: ...down the track” means “not here yet”. I am reassured by the excellent work on the Type 26 of the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Peter Luff), who is responsible for procurement, and by the fact that the Prime Minister speaks enthusiastically about the carriers, but by his own definition of full spectrum capability Britain...

Written Answers — Defence: Submarines (24 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: holding answer 19 January 2012 The Royal Navy's requirement for submarines was assessed during the strategic defence and security review. Over the next 10 years we plan to maintain a fleet of four Vanguard class ballistic-missile submarines delivering the strategic nuclear deterrent, and a fleet of seven nuclear attack submarines consisting of a mixture of Trafalgar class boats and the new...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (19 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: No external legal or currency brokerage costs were incurred by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the retirement of the Harrier fleet or for the sale to the US Government. The external consultancy costs for these two activities were £0.7 million and £0.4 million respectively. We do not expect to incur any further costs relating to the retirement and sale to the US Government of the Harrier...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft: Helicopters (19 Jan 2012)

Peter Luff: The previous Government purchased six Danish Merlin helicopters in 2007 to boost the UK fleet to 28. The cost of acquiring the helicopters was £203.3 million. This figure includes the cost of converting the ex-Danish aircraft for UK operational use, purchase of an initial stock of spares and the cost of procuring six replacement Merlin aircraft for Denmark. The modified UK Merlin Mk3a...

Written Answers — Defence: Lynx Helicopters (14 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: We are planning to increase the number of Wildcat helicopters being purchased from 62 to 66. The fleet will consist of three types: 28 Helicopter Maritime Attack, 30 Army Helicopter (AH), and eight Light Assault Helicopter (LAH). Four of the LAH aircraft were previously to have been AH type. The costs of conversion are still under consideration.

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft (13 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: The transfer of the Harrier fleet for use as spare parts to the USA has commenced with the arrival of 40 United States Marine Corps containers at RAF Cottesmore. The Harrier team are now loading the containers for removal and all Harrier assets are to be removed from UK collection points by 31 March 2012. As announced in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, we plan to regenerate a...

Trident (7 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: ...Weapons Establishment, which I will come to later. If I may start with the platform—the boats—earlier this year “The Initial Gate Parliamentary Report” stated: “assuming a four boat fleet, the replacement submarines will remain within the £11-14Bn estimate.” We made it clear in the report and, indeed, in the White Paper itself that those values are at 2006-07 constant prices,...

Written Answers — Defence: EU Defence Policy (6 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: We continue to monitor the progress of the European Air Transport Fleet Programme and keep our current position of non-membership under review. We support the work undertaken through the Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) Theatre Exploitation Laboratory Technical Arrangement, including through sharing information on the UK's established C-IED capability, but we do not intend to join...

Written Answers — Defence: Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Repairs and Maintenance (5 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: The information requested is shown in the following table: Vehicle Geographical location of repair Base overhaul/economic base repair (last five years) Percentage of fleet as at 22 November 2011 Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle Bovington 40 50 Challenger 2 Bovington 37 11 Warrior Donnington 458 58 Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) Donnington...

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft: Costs (5 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: ...Harrier GR5, as recorded in the Ministry of Defence's fixed asset register, and subsequent upgrade costs, the average cost of a Harrier GR9 was some £21.5 million. Overall the sale of the Harrier fleet and associated running and maintenance costs will save around £1 billion.

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (1 Dec 2011)

Peter Luff: the UK is shown in the following table. In-service aircraft include all bar those which are redundant, declared as surplus or awaiting disposal. Remotely piloted air systems and contractor owned fleets are not included. Service In-service fixed wing aircraft Royal Navy 10 Army 11 RAF 696 There are no fixed wing aircraft based in Germany.

Written Answers — Defence: Harrier Aircraft: Sales (30 Nov 2011)

Peter Luff: ...columns 485-86, the value of the sale of the final 72 Harrier aircraft frames and associated spare parts, which will be used as a major source of spares to support the US Marine Corps Harrier AV-8B fleet, is $180 million (around £110 million). The sale takes the total estimated receipts and savings to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to around £1 billion. As agreed with HM Treasury as part...

Written Answers — Defence: Military Aircraft (30 Nov 2011)

Peter Luff: The number of combat aircraft in service with the RAF is shown in the following table: Aircraft type In-service fleet numbers Forward fleet Tornado 136 93 Typhoon 83 55 In-service aircraft includes those undergoing planned depth maintenance but excludes those which are redundant, declared as surplus or awaiting disposal. The forward fleet comprises aircraft which are...

Backbench Business — [Un-allotted Day]: BAE Systems (24 Nov 2011)

Peter Luff: ..., including the Astute submarine, the Type 45 destroyer, the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier, the joint combat aircraft, general munitions and support for the armoured fighting vehicle fleet. Overall in 2010, BAE Systems’ revenue from the UK amounted to just over £4 billion, representing 20% of the company’s total revenue. So hon. Members should be in no doubt about the...

Written Answers — Defence: Defence: Procurement (24 Nov 2011)

Peter Luff: ...eight aircraft was £132 million. This initial requirement was subsequently expanded by £158 million to enable the Julius Cockpit to be integrated into the remainder of the current total Chinook fleet of 46 aircraft, giving a total budget of £290 million. The current expected outturn cost remains, at £290 million as of 31 October 2011. The first of these helicopters will be delivered...

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