Middle East: Guided Weapons

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th October 2016.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Brimstone missiles have been used in Syria and Iraq to date as part of Operation SHADER; and what the cost of the use of those weapons has been to the public purse.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Between November 2014 and 16 September 2016 there have been 230 Brimstone missiles used in Iraq and Syria as part of Operation SHADER. The estimated cost of the use of these missiles is £18.7million.

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