Test flights of the RAF’s new Protector aircraft have been taking place in Moray as part of Exercise Joint Warrior.
Five-year contract expected to create 107 jobs at RAF Lossiemouth, focused on aircraft maintenance and support.
Fighter jets from RAF Lossiemouth tracked the aircraft across the North Sea.
Scottish secretary Alister Jack offered the reassurance during a visit to RAF Lossiemouth on Tuesday.
Visit comes after UK Government outlined a major overhaul of the armed forces.
Voyager plane and RAF Lossiemouth jets scrambled after Russian aircraft approaches UK air space.