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Armed Forces: Military Aircraft

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft he plans to purchase for the (a) Royal Air Force and (b) Royal Navy. (134330)

The WP-3D variant of the US Lockheed Orion aircraft family was developed for the US Government as a weather research aircraft. There are no plans to procure any of these aircraft for the Royal Navy or Royal Air Force.