Tornado Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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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 of his Department's Tornado jets (a) are in service, (b) are in the forward fleet and (c) have the Honeywell Traffic Collision Avoidance System II installed.

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

The number of Tornado aircraft in the in-service and forward fleets is given below, together with the number of Tornado aircraft fitted with the Honeywell Traffic Collision Avoidance System II (TCAS).

The TCAS capability embodied to date incorporates a Traffic Advisory capability which warns aircrew of a potential collision threat.

In-Service Fleet

Forward Fleet

Fitted with TCAS

100

58

8

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