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Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th February 2017.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Shadow Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the deliveries of the nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft are on schedule; and when they will be delivered.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Ministry of Defence is procuring nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft via a Foreign Military Sale arrangement from the US Government. Under the agreed schedule, the first UK aircraft is due to be delivered in 2019, and the final one is expected in 2021.

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