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Armed Forces: Parachuting

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 33782, tabled on 11 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Hercules fleet leaving service on the parachuting capabilities of HM armed forces.

Answered on

14 July 2022

The A400M Capability Programme has successfully accelerated the estimated delivery dates for all parachuting activity. The Atlas can already air-drop a range of supplies and equipment and is planned to have a high altitude parachuting capability before the C-130J Hercules goes out of service, with a low-level parachuting capability shortly thereafter.

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