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Aircraft Carriers

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL3674, tabled on 11 December 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what size of fixed wing airgroup will be embarked, as a standard, by the operational Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Answered on

16 December 2014

We plan to have a squadron of UK F35Bs available at Initial Operating Capability. The exact number of aircraft embarked at any time will be dependent on the mission being undertaken.