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Ptarmigan System

Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Ptarmigan system is already in service with the Army; and what has been the Government's investment in it to date.

Deployment of the Ptarmigan system to BAOR commenced at the end of 1984 and it is now operational with the first of the user divisions. It is anticipated that the whole of the 1st British Corps area will be covered by the middle of next year. Spending on the project to date has been approximately £650 million.