Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132489, on AWACS, whether he plans to assess the effect on the UK defence industrial base of agreeing a foreign military sale in respect of awarding a contract for the RAF's airborne early warning aircraft; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Holding answer received on 18 April 2018

Any decision on the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control Systems) Capability Sustainment Programme) will be taken in the best interests of the National Security of the United Kingdom against current and emergent threats. It is too early to comment further at this time.

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