Investment in RAF intelligence aircraft

16 January 2019

The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a £250 million support contract for the RAF’s fleet of Shadow aircraft. Flown by 14 Squadron RAF, the Shadow is used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The deal will protect 450 jobs and allow services to be set up at RAF Waddington, where the RAF’s ISTAR (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance) fleet is based.

“This £250 million investment will ensure the UK retains its position as a global leader in battlefield intelligence gathering for UK troops and our NATO allies,” said defence minister Stuart Andrew. “It is also great news for the economy through the safeguarding of 450 skilled jobs across the country, including 200 in North Wales, confirming the region as a UK centre of excellence for air support.”

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