Apache Helicopters

Defence written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Conservative, North Shropshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) how many Apache helicopters are in use at RAF Shawbury;

(2) how many Apache helicopters are in storage at RAF Shawbury; and what their value is;

(3) for how long Apache helicopters have been in storage at RAF Shawbury;

(4) whether the Apache helicopters at RAF Shawbury have been paid for.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

Storage of Apache Mkl aircraft at RAF Shawbury commenced in June 2002. There are now 25 aircraft at RAF Shawbury with a value of £27 million each that have been accepted and paid for. Each Apache in storage is fully maintained and supported but is not used operationally or for training purposes from RAF Shawbury.

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