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Tuesday, 9 October 2012
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ADF Land and Maritime Platforms, and Reserve Funding

(Question No. 1059)


Mr Robert asked the Minister for Defence, in writing, on 18 June 2012:

(1) In (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, and (d) 2011, what were the planned and actual flying hours for (i) each Australian Defence Force (ADF) rotary wing platform, and (ii) each ADF fixed wing platform.

(2) For each year over the forward estimates, what are the planned flying hours for each (a) ADF rotary wing platform, and (b) ADF fixed wing platform.

(3) Does the 2012-13 budget result in any reduction in use of any (a) land platforms, or (b) maritime platforms; if so, which platforms and by what scale of reduction.

(4) Can he confirm whether the Army is reducing the allocation of Army Reserve training salaries by 10 percent, and if so, (a) over how many years, (b) what sum of money will be saved, (c) were all Army Reserve Commanders consulted prior to these cuts being announced, and (d) which Army Reserve units will be affected by these cuts.

(5) Can he confirm whether Reservists will be negatively impacted by the cuts to reserve training salaries.


Mr Stephen Smith: the answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a), (b), (c) and (d)

(i)

Kiowa

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

10360

8360

9360

9000

Actual

7978

6922

5922

6491

 

Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH)

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

5520

6000

6000

6075

Actual

1795

1798

2359

2343

 

Blackhawk

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

7500

7500

8600

7500

Actual

7175

8133

8933

7187

 

Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH)

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

600

1050

1500

2000

Actual

122

456

943

1571

 

Chinook

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

1570

1570

1570

2000

Actual

1388

1563

1516

1967

 

S-70B-2 (Seahawk)

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

2800

3100

3400

3600

Actual

2543

2809

3179

3965

 

SK5- (Seaking)

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

1600

1100

1100

1100

Actual

927

815

972

965

 

AS350BA (Squirrel)

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

4000

4000

3600

4000

Actual

3079

3062

2977

3765

 

SH-2G(A) (Super Seasprite)

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

200

Withdrawn from Service

Actual

0

 

(ii)

PC-9/A

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

21,852

20,352

21,852

17,852

Actual

20,089

18,685

12,530

16,545

 

B300

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

5700

6500

10,400

11,400

Actual

4829

6418

9695

10,660

 

C-130H

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

3200

3200

3200

3200

Actual

3380

2969

2864

3342

 

C-130J

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

7000

7350

7350

7350

Actual

7205

6839

6751

7105

 

C-17A

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

4000

3450

4000

4500

Actual

3367

3382

3659

3843

 

KC-30A

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

100

0

500

2160

Actual

0

0

0

640

 

BBJ-737

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

1414

1600

1600

1600

Actual

1551

1514

1597

1515

 

CL-604

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

2403

2403

2403

2403

Actual

2327

2008

2161

2073

 

AP-3C

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

7900

7900

7900

7900

Actual

8003

7387

8047

8127

 

AEW&C

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

350

500

2000

2600

Actual

0

121

1220

1945

 

F/A-18A/B

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

11,500

12,000

13,000

13,000

Actual

11,137

11,997

11,567

10,824

 

F/A-18F

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

0

500

2100

4800

Actual

0

407

2320

4274

 

F-111

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

3250

2700

800

0

Actual

2644

1904

521

0

 

Hawk 127

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

Potential

7600

6800

8000

7500

Actual

6561

6429

6617

6682

 

(a)

Kiowa

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

6000

6000

6000

6000

 

Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH)

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

7147

7147

7147

7147

 

Blackhawk

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

7500

7125

4375

2250

 

Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH)

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

3020

5280

8190

11,060

 

Chinook

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

2000

2000

2000

2000

S-70B-2 (Seahawk)

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

4200

3600

2400

1800

AS350BA (Squirrel)

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

3600

4000

4000

4000

 

MH-60R (Seahawk Replacement)

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

0

600

2400

3400

 

(b)

PC-9/A

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

17,852

17,852

17,852

17,852

 

B300

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

11.400

11.400

11.400

11.400

 

C-130H

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

Withdrawn

 

C-130J

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

7350

7350

7350

7350

 

C-17A

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

4800

4800

4800

4800

 

KC-30A

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

3950

3100

3100

3100

 

BBJ-737

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

1600

1600

1600

Not Known

 

CL-604

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

2403

2403

2403

Not known

 

AP-3C

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

7900

7900

7900

7550

 

AEW&C

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

2800

3600

3600

3600

 

F/A-18A/B

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

13,000

12,000

12,000

12,000

 

F/A-18F

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

4800

4800

4800

5200

 

Hawk 127

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Potential

7500

7500

7500

8000

 

(3) The 2012-13 budget did not result in any reduction to maritime platforms; however, pre-budget assessments indicated that Army would place 15 M1A1 Abrams Tanks and 100 M113AS4 Armoured Vehicles into temporary storage. Post budget analysis has shown that it is more appropriate for Army to retain the full M1A1 Abrams Tank capability by placing an additional 22 M113AS4 Armoured Vehicles into storage, for a revised total of 122.

(4) (a) to (d) and (5)

The Army reserve training salaries budget provides funding for Army reservists, covering both salary and allowance payments .

The 2012-13 Army internal budget allocation process has not yet been finalised.

Functional commands have been allocated their budgets for FY12/13.

However, consistent with the process in previous years, the 2012-13 Army internal budget allocation process down to Division, Brigade and Unit level remains ongoing.

The budget is a dynamic process, which provides Army with sufficient flexibility to manage resources in an efficient manner to deliver capability to Government in accordance with national security priorities .

This process covers the full range of Army activities, including funding for Army Reserve Training Days.

Accordingly, the budget for Army Reserve Training Days for all Reserve Units remains under consideration and has not been finalised.

Unit commanders are being consulted as part of the current budget allocation process.

Prioritisation of Defence expenditure is designed to maximise the delivery of core Defence capabilities.

Reservists and their permanent colleagues are employed as a total force to deliver core capabilities to the Australian Defence Force .

Reservists will continue to make fundamental contributions to capability on operational deployments such as Operation Anode and Operation Astute .

They will also be resourced to enable them to maintain a level of individual readiness to undertake allocated tasks, such as those performed during OP Flood Assist/Op Fire Assist.