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Military Aircraft: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL6055, tabled on 14 March 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to purchasing V-22 Ospreys to enable air-to-air refuelling of F35B aircraft at the start and end of sorties.

Answered on

21 March 2017

The V-22 Osprey is not part of the resourced plan to deliver the UK Carrier Strike capability. However, the Ministry of Defence will continue to explore a variety of options to augment the capabilities of the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers in future.