Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Weapons

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what armaments are the UK P-8 permitted to carry as of 4 January 2022.

Answered on

10 January 2022

As at 4 January 2022 the Poseidon MRA1 has been cleared for Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare and Search and Rescue in support of submarines. It is assisted in these roles by its sophisticated suite of radar and data gathering equipment. The Mk 54 Torpedo has been cleared for use on the aircraft.

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