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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5581, tabled on 10 March 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many armed sorties have been carried out by United Kingdom forces, and what ordnance has been released, over Iraq in each of the last three months.

Answered on

18 March 2015

The UK has deployed two types of armed aircraft in the operation against ISIL; the Tornado GR4 and the Reaper, Remotely Piloted Air System. The GR4 is armed with Paveway IV Mark 2 and Dual Mode Seeker Brimstone. The Reaper MQ9 is armed with the Hellfire Missile.

GR4 and Reaper Operations in Iraq

Month

Missions Flown

Weapons Released

December 2014

91

55

January 2015

109

64

February 2015

101

31