§ 18. Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress he has made on the replacement order for the C130s.
§ Mr. Aitken
We are currently considering the operational requirement and the associated procurement strategy for replacing or refurbishing our existing C130 fleet. When these matters have been resolved, we expect to invite tenders from those companies able to offer solutions within the required timescale. We should then be able to assess the best way to meet this requirement.