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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 how many (a) flight simulators, (b) ground instructional aircraft and (c) inertial guidance systems trainers are permanently based in Scotland; what type of equipment each such unit is; and where each such unit is based.

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

The number, type and location of flight simulators, ground instructional aircraft and inertial guidance systems trainers permanently based in Scotland are shown in the following table:

  Type of equipment Location Total
Flight Simulators Tornado GR4 RAF Lossiemouth (1)2
Ground Instructional Aircraft Tornado GR4 RAF Lossiemouth 1
Ground Instructional Aircraft Tornado GR1 RAF Lossiemouth 1
Inertial Guidance Systems Trainers Tornado Navigation Attack and Systems Trainer RAF Lossiemouth (1)1
(1) Owned and operated by Thales UK.

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