Chinook Helicopters: Procurement

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th June 2021.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason deliveries of the H-47 Extended Range Chinook helicopters are being delayed until 2026.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

This order is part of the commitment made in the recent Defence Command Paper to invest over £85 billion on military equipment and support over the next four years as we reform and renew our Armed Forces. The cutting-edge H-47 (Extended Range) will be at the forefront of our specialist requirements in dealing with threats and logistic support. Our £1.4 billion investment will mean we will be one of very few air forces with this capability. The decision to accept delivery of the H-47 (ER) Chinook Helicopters from 2026 is to enable us to maintain the overall balance of our modernisation priorities.

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