Dáil Éireann - Volume 514 - 17 February, 2000
Written Answers. - Defence Forces Equipment.
Mr. Bradford Mr. Bradford
67. Mr. Bradford asked the Minister for Defence the number of replacement aircraft which have been purchased for the Air Corps since he took office. [4624/00]
Mr. M. Smith Mr. M. Smith
Minister for Defence (Mr. M. Smith): The most recent purchase of aircraft for the Air Corps was the two CASA CN 235 maritime patrol aircraft which were delivered in 1994 and cost more than £40 million. The Air Corps also operates and maintains on behalf of the Garda Síochána a fixed-wing aircraft and a helicopter which were purchased in 1997.
The future equipment requirements of the Air Corps will be dealt with in the context of the forthcoming White Paper on Defence.
Dáil Éireann 514 Written Answers. Defence Forces Equipment.