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Fleet Air Arm: Early Warning Systems

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 29919, tabled on 4 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what concept studies have started to replace the ASACS role within the Fleet Air Arm.

Answered on

11 July 2022

The Royal Navy is undertaking two related concept studies to inform future Airborne Early Warning (AEW) requirements and considering more widely the requirement for an Airborne Command capability.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) 'Look Out!' Challenge is investigating sensor payloads for AEW, and the Maritime Uncrewed Air Systems Programme is investigating sensor host platforms.