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Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many maritime patrol aircraft his Department has purchased since 2015.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence has ordered nine P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the US Government by Foreign Military Sale. Of these, the purchase of one aircraft was completed in October 2019, with a second purchase due for completion imminently.

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