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Military Communications Satellites

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, pursuant to the reply given to the hon. Member for Arundel on 8 December, he will give the approximate total value of the two military communications satellites and associated ground equipment for which an order was placed on that day and the degree to which this contract will benefit other British companies in addition to the British Aerospace Dynamics Group.

The main contract is worth about £80 million at today's prices. British Aerospace Dynamics Group and Marconi Space and Defence Systems Ltd. will each enjoy about one third of the work. Some 4 per cent. will fall to other British suppliers and subcontractors.