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Aircraft

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of each helicopter type in the (a) Army Air Corps, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are deployed; and where they are deployed. (89639)

The number of helicopters deployed on enduring operations, as at 12 September 2006, are shown in the following table:

Total deployed

Army Air Corps

Apache Mk 1 AH

8

Gazelle AH 1

8

Lynx AH 7

16

Lynx AH 9

3

Royal Navy

Sea King HC 4

6

Lynx HAS Mk 3

1

Merlin HM Mk 1

3

Royal Air Force

Puma HC 1

7

Merlin HC 3

5

Chinook HC 2/2a

8

Total for each location

65

A breakdown by location of where these helicopters are deployed cannot be provided as to do so could compromise operational security.