Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Douglas Chapman Douglas Chapman Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision was taken to purchase the P-8A Poseidon aircraft with the same configuration as those operated by the US Navy.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 indicated our intention to procure the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and approval for the acquisition, through a Foreign Military Sale arrangement with the United States Government, occured in July 2016.

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