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Military Aircraft: Procurement

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Future Lynx aircraft his Department plans to procure; and if he will make a statement. (245105)

Under the revised arrangements for the Future Lynx project announced on 11 December 2008, Official Report, columns 65-66WS, we now plan to buy 34 Future Lynx helicopters for the Army and 28 for the Royal Navy. These new arrangements will provide increased commonality leading to greater versatility and flexibility. The In-Service dates remain as 2014 and 2015 respectively.