To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many sorties were flown by RAF Reaper Remotely Piloted Air Systems, in Afghanistan in each year since 2008.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
8 December 2014
The number of sorties flown by RAF Reaper Remotely Piloted Air Systems in Afghanistan each year since 2008 can be found in the following table:
Total Reaper Sorties
2014 up to 15 November 2014
The figures for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 show marginal differences from those reported by my hon. Friend the former Minister for the Armed Forces (Mr Robathan) on 5 September 2013 (Official Report, columns 480-481W) following a routine revision to the Air Warfare Centre's operational activity database.
 A sortie is defined as a single flight by a single aircraft irrespective of flight duration.