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PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

13 Sep 10. Russian Aircraft: Quick Reaction Alert (QRA). The Armed Forces’ Minister said (13 Sep 10) that the number of days on which RAF QRA aircraft were launched in response to Russian military aviation were: 2006 – one; 2007 – 19; 2008 – 10; 2009 – 11 and 2010 (to date) – six.
Comment: QRA aircraft are held at ground readiness at RAF Coningsby and at RAF Leuchars. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 09/36, 20 Sep 10)

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