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Military Aircraft: Satellite Communications

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 172022, tabled on 19 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to help ensure RAF operations based overseas are protected from hostile attempts to interrupt satellite communications to and from aircraft taking off and landing.

Answered on

24 March 2021

The United Kingdom Government takes a multi-layered approach to detect, understand and deter state threats below the threshold of war through persistent engagement overseas. When aircraft are deployed overseas on operations a wide range of multi-layered Force Protection measures are put in place to ensure their safety.

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