Military Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 8th February 2012.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) what the full service date is for the RAF Voyager aircraft;

(2) how many successful (a) operational and (b) training in-flight refuelling missions the Voyager aircraft has made; and which aircraft were re-fuelled.

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

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.

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