Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th July 2017.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to procure a new platform to enable the RAF to maintain its wide-area surveillance capability after the Sentinel R1 fleet is retired in 2021.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans that the proposed RAF P-8A fleet take over overland surveillance roles currently performed by the Sentinel R1.
Work is on-going in the Ministry of Defence, led by Joint Forces Command, to determine the detailed requirements underpinning any future overland capability programme.
A number of space-based, manned and unmanned aircraft solutions, including the development of a sensor for integration onto P-8A, are being explored as part of this work.
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