(2) when the Lynx Mk 7s of 847 NAS were first fitted with a flare system;
(3) how many Lynx helicopters fitted with infra red jamming devices and electronic counter measures are ready for active service;
(4) how many of the Lynx helicopter fleet have been fitted with infra red jamming devices and electronic counter measures; and if he will make a statement.
Defensive Aids can comprise a wide variety of systems, including chaff and flare dispensers, which contribute to the protection of an air platform. We provide our aircraft with a level of protection commensurate with the risk of the operational tasking. This involves a mix of threat mitigation measures, which can include defensive aids.
I am not prepared to disclose specific details of defensive aid fitted, as this might prejudice the operational security of our armed forces.