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Saudi Arabia: Military Aircraft

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 149016, tabled on 1 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role (a) RAF and (b) UK-contracted personnel have played in weapons (i) loading and (ii) maintenance for Saudi aircraft taking part in operations in Yemen since 2015.

Answered on

11 June 2018

UK-contracted personnel, including UK military personnel on secondment to BAE Systems, support the safe storage and issue of weapons in accordance with long-standing government-to-government arrangements.

They do not load weapons for operations in Yemen.