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Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 98222, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans for Crowsnest to be (a) at initial operating capability (IOC), (b) at full operating capability (FOC) and (c) out of service (OSD); and what the original dates for (i) IOC, (ii) FOC and (iii) OSD were.

Answered on

13 January 2022

A Review Note will be finalised in Q1 2022 however on current plans IOC is expected to be reached in 2022 and FOC in 2023. The out of service date for Crowsnest is currently planned to be in 2029.

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 27 July 2021 to Question 35545.