Maritime Patrol Aircraft:Written question - 12856

(North Durham)
Asked on: 05 February 2020
Ministry of Defence
Maritime Patrol Aircraft
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.
Answered by: James Heappey
Answered on: 12 February 2020

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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