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Military Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 24360, tabled on 26 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much has been spent on (a) maintenance of and (b) upgrade works for (i) Tornado, (ii) Typhoon and (iii) Reaper drones in each of the last six years.

Answered on

3 February 2016

The costs of maintenance and capability upgrades for Tornado, Typhoon and the Reaper Unmanned Air System, in each of the last six financial years, are shown in the table below.

Financial year (£ million)

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Tornado: capability upgrade work

87.2

69.3

33.3

28.9

58.2

45.6

Tornado: maintenance

311.0

303.8

369.7

344.2

247.7

184.9

Typhoon: capability upgrade work

0

0

0

0

66.8

178.4

Typhoon: maintenance

392.7

475.3

499.6

294.8

313.1

460.2

Reaper: maintenance

4.8

4.8

4.8

9.8

27.1

23.5

Reaper: capability upgrade work

0.2

0.4

0.4

0.6

1.3

1.3

Note: Costs for all platforms are extracted from the equipment support programme budget.