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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Military Aircraft more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of aircraft in the RAF fleet. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Assessments of trends in the number of aircraft in the RAF fleet is undertaken in the annual National Statistics publication: UK Armed Forces Equipment and Formations.</p><p>The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 invested in the Royal Air Force to deliver Joint Force 2025. The RAF will grow in size and capability with a larger and more capable frontline, delivering the technology required for the Next Generation Air Force.</p><p>F-35 Lightning is now operational, and the Typhoon force has already grown by one squadron, with a further to stand up this year. A broad range of new training aircraft, more aligned to the operational fleet, have also been delivered for the Military Flying Training System. The first P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol aircraft will shortly undertake its first flight. We have also committed to purchase Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft and Protector Remotely Piloted Air Systems. The addition of A400M Atlas, concurrent to the drawdown of the C130J Hercules, has also provided increasing lift capacity, working alongside our C17 strategic transport fleet.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Pudsey more like this
star this property answering member printed Stuart Andrew more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T14:57:15.33Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:57:15.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stuart Andrew remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this