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AWACS: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 48270, tabled on 6 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason his Department decided to reduce the number of E-7 Wedgetail aircraft it will purchase from five to three.

Answered on

13 September 2022

The E7 Wedgetail will provide a step-change in the UK's Airborne Early Warning and Control Capability. The decision to reduce the scope of the E7 Wedgetail fleet from five to three aircraft was agreed in the Integrated Review, as part of a wider balance of investment across Defence.