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Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 133669, tabled on 21 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) UK armed forces and (b) BAE Systems has a role in helping to maintain or repair Saudi aircraft being used in the war in Yemen.

Answered on

28 March 2018

The UK continues to provide routine engineering support for UK-supplied aircraft under long-standing government-to-government arrangements.

The UK Government's obligation under these arrangements to provide such support is fulfilled by BAE Systems. UK military personnel on secondment to BAE Systems also provide routine engineering support. Neither UK military nor BAE Systems personnel are involved in the loading of weapons for operational sorties, nor are they involved in the planning of operational sorties.