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Hercules Aircraft: Bangladesh

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd September 2019.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the UK's airlift capability since the sale of five UK-surplus Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to Bangladesh.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The five aircraft sold to Bangladesh were surplus and awaiting disposal. Therefore, this sale has had no impact on the Air Transport fleet.

We have retained 14 C-130J aircraft, and A400M also provides an Air Transport role.

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