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Military Aircraft

Defence written question – answered on 3rd September 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 estimate he has made of the value of maintenance contracts for (a) Tornado, (b) Typhoon and (c) Sea King aircraft in each of the last three years;

(2) how much was spent on maintenance work on (a) Tornado, (b) Typhoon and (c) Sea King aircraft in each location where each is permanently based in each of the last three years.

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

Information on the expenditure against the principal support and maintenance contracts for each type of aircraft in each of the last three financial years is contained in following table:

£ million (approximate)
  Financial year
Aircraft type 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Tornado 334 328 378
Typhoon 457 476 506
Sea King 116 121 126

It is not possible to disaggregate expenditure for each aircraft type by location as the contracts are not let on this basis.

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