European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Douglas Ross Douglas Ross Conservative, Moray

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2018 to Question 189831 on European Aircraft: safety measures, what the timeframe is for the Typhoon aircraft to be compliant with Part 13 sub paragraph of MAA/Def Stan 00-970 (Aircraft Collision Avoidance System).

Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Typhoon Enhanced Collision Awareness System (ECAS) will enter service with the United Kingdom's Typhoon fleet later this year. Typhoon ECAS is a collision awareness system. As such, it is not required to comply with Def Stan 00-970 Part 13 sub paragraph and there are no current plans for it to do so.

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