HC Deb 23 October 1995 vol 264 c475W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what capability the Royal Air Force Hercules C.1K fleet has to refuel(a) Royal Air Force Sea King HAR.3 helicopters, (b) Royal Navy Sea King HAR.5 helicopters and (c) Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters; and what air-refuelling capability will be incorporated in the EH-101. [37533]

Mr. Arbuthnot

RAF and RN Sea Kings, and current RAF Chinooks, do not have an air-to-air refuelling capability.

All 22 EH101 HC Mk1 for the RAF will be capable of being fitted with flight-refuelling probes. Six complete sets of probes will be supplied as a role-fit equipment for the EH101 HC Mk1 fleet.

There is no requirement for EH101 Merlin to have an air-to-air refuelling capability.