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Military Aircraft: Helicopters

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration was given to the role of helicopter engineering as a part of the UK’s key technologies and capabilities during the production of the Defence Industrial Strategy White Paper. (202322)

Helicopter engineering was considered during the writing of both the Defence Industrial Strategy and Defence Technology Strategy. The White Paper “Defence Industrial Strategy” (Cm 6697) listed helicopter systems engineering as one of the skills necessary to support existing capabilities in the sector. This is also covered in the Defence Technology Strategy. A copy of both strategies is available in the Library of the House.