Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the replacement of the Crowsnest AEW helicopter programme.

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

A number of options are being developed for consideration by the Ministry of Defence.

In partnership with the Royal Navy, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched the Look out! Maritime Early Warning Innovations competition, which aims to develop alternative future concepts for the Early Warning systems currently deployed in Maritime Task Groups.

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