Islamic State: Military Intervention:Written question - 243570

(Oxford East)

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Asked on: 10 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
Islamic State: Military Intervention
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Written Statement of 8 April 2019 Official Report HCWS1498 on changes in the terminology from airstrikes to weapon release events when reporting the UK's contribution to the Counter-Daesh campaign, whether a Reaper launching two or more Hellfire missiles at one target counts as one weapon release event.
Answered by: Mark Lancaster
Answered on: 23 April 2019

Yes. A Weapon Release Event is when one or more weapons of the same type are released from the same aircraft, at the same time, at the same target.

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