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Chinook Helicopters

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 116751, tabled on 30 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the importance of the UK Chinook Force for the wider capability of the armed forces.

Answered on

7 December 2017

The UK Chinook Force provides the UK Armed Forces with vital rotary wing heavy lift capability. Defence has invested significantly in enhancing and maintaining the Chinook capability over many years and an upgrade programme will sustain this core capability into the 2040s.