To ask the Secretary of State for Defence
(1) how many sorties the (a) GR4 Tornado and (b) Typhoon has flown in Operation Ellamy; what type of mission was flown in each case; and how many weapons of each type were released;
(2) how many dual mode Brimstone missiles have been used by UK forces in Operation Ellamy to date.
In all, approximately 240 weapons have been fired by these aircraft during these missions. These were a combination of Dual Mode Seeker Brimstone and Storm Shadow missiles, Enhanced Paveway II and Paveway IV Precision Guided Munitions. I am unable to provide a breakdown of these figures for reasons of operational security.