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Saudi Arabia: European Fighter Aircraft

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 96167, tabled on 28 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) training and (b) other support Saudi pilots trained in the UK to fly Typhoons receive from the (i) RAF and (ii) his Department's contractors after they have returned to Saudi Arabia.

Answered on

1 October 2020

BAE Systems personnel, including seconded RAF personnel, provide routine training support to RSAF aircrew in Saudi Arabia. This refresher training supports type-qualification on all UK-supplied platforms. BAE Systems personnel also maintain simulators providing synthetic training on the Typhoon platform.

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