§ Lord Vivian
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many C170 large aircraft will be leased or purchased from the United States for United Kingdom strategic lift capability; and when they will be in service. [HL1067]
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
I assume the noble Lord is referring to the C17 aircraft. We have not yet reached any decisions on the type of aircraft that will be procured to fulfil our strategic lift requirement. We are continuing to assess the proposals for both our short-term and long-term airlift requirements and hope to be in a position to make a decision in the early part of this year.