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HMS Queen Elizabeth: Early Warning Systems

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 5524, tabled on 20 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Crowsnest radar system will be operational when the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier deploys.

Answered on

22 January 2020

The Ministry of Defence remains confident that the Merlin Mk2 helicopter, fitted with the Crowsnest system, will be available to support the first operational deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth in 2021.