Puma Helicopters

Defence written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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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 if he will estimate the cost of the Life Extension programme for the Puma helicopter; and how much of that work takes place in Brasov.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The forecast cost of the Puma Life Extension programme is £339 million. This includes the costs of development of the required modifications, trials activity necessary to certify the aircraft; the provision of initial support and conversion training for aircrew and maintainers, as well as the cost of modifying each aircraft. Some of the modification work is being undertaken in Romania (Brasov) and it is estimated that this work accounts for less than 10% of the project value.

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