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Wildcat Helicopters

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL16307, tabled on 12 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the performance, endurance and range of Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters by the introduction of (1) tactical data links, and (2) in-flight refuelling equipment.

Answered on

20 June 2019

The requirement for a Wildcat tactical data link, as well as options for extending fuel ranges, remain under review by the Royal Navy. I cannot comment further on matters relating to the future capability of our assets as it is likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.