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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL2982, tabled on 11 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the 'Crowsnest' Airborne Early Warning helicopter programme is on schedule to meet its intended operational date; and what assessment they have made of challenges associated with the F-35B fighter jet programme, in particular regarding personnel.

Answered on

25 October 2021

The CROWSNEST programme has successfully delivered a baseline capability to support the Carrier Strike Group deployment in 2021.

The F-35B is a developing capability across Defence and, as such, challenges surrounding Suitable Qualified and Experienced Personnel are constantly monitored to ensure delivery of Strategic effect.