Dear Ministry of Defence,

In 2007 the type GQ 1000 parachute fitted to the Tornado Martin Baker Mk10 ejection seat was replaced with the type GQ 5000, under cover of Mod. 02189B. Can you supply me with details of flight test, or ground (sled) test that were conducted prior to the modification taking place? It is understood the GQ 5000 was a tight fit for the head box and a special packing process had to be introduced.

Yours faithfully,

James Jones

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I do believe that a reply to this request is now due.

Yours faithfully,

James Jones

DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Mr Jones,

 

Please find attached letter from the Ministry of Defence regarding your
recent request for information.

 

Kind Regards

 

Eleanor

 

Eleanor Preece

Defence Equipment and Support

 

 

Dear DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

I must say that I am disappointed to only receive a request for clarification letter at the end of the official response period of 20 days. I thought I had made it clear in my request that I am interested in ground and flight trials associated with the Tornado modification. I am not interested in general trials for the GQ 5000 parachute, but the parachute/ejection seat combination for Tornado.

For the avoidance of any further doubt can you supply me with the reports covering the the significant number of trials in test ejection and simulations, as well as wide-ranging maintenance trials associated with packing of the parachute using pressurised packing techniques, that were conducted for Tornado clearance.

Yours sincerely,

James Jones

Dear DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

I think an answer to my follow up request is due

Yours sincerely,

James Jones

DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Mr Jones,

 

Please see attached response to your Freedom of Information request of
17^th October relating to reports regarding the GQ5000 parachute.

 

Kind regards,

 

DE&S Secretariat

 

Dear DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

This response is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

James Jones

Dear DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

Still waiting, after extra time.

Yours sincerely,

James Jones

DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

Dear Mr Jones,

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to this request. As advised in my letter of 17th November 2017, we are considering the public interest in disclosing the information that we have identified in scope of your request. I expect to be able to provide you with a response by no later than 9th January. Once again, I am sorry for the delay.

Kind regards,

DE&S Secretariat

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DES Sec-FOI (MULTIUSER),

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Dear Mr Jones,

 

Please see attached response to your Freedom of Information request of
17^th October 2017 regarding reports relating to the parachute/ejection
seat combination on Tornado.

 

Kind regards,

 

DE&S Secretariat

 

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