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Rescue Services: Helicopters

Defence written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Conservative, Broxbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he expects the RAF's Hercules Fleet to retain the requisite systems and equipment for humanitarian search and rescue missions following the Strategic Defence and Security Review; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The equipment used by the C-130 Hercules aircraft has not changed as a consequence of the Strategic Defence and Security Review. This includes the ability to deploy Air Sea Rescue Apparatus for the Search and Rescue role.

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