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Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps need to be taken before the new P-8 Poseidon aircraft reach full operational capability.

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

P-8 Poseidon full operating capability requires the full complement of nine aircraft, infrastructure and training facilities to be delivered at RAF Lossiemouth. These components will enable the RAF to become fully self-sustaining for generating trained personnel and for routine maintenance of the fleet of aircraft.

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