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Tornado

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for South Ribble (Mr. Atkins) on 2 April, Official Report, columns 566–67, what new measures are now being taken by his Department to bring the Foxhunter Doppler radar system for the Tornado aircraft in United Kingdom service up to the requirements of the Royal Air Force.

The negotiations with GEC referred to in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Mr. Atkins) on 2 April, at column 567, are continuing. The firm price which we are now seeking for the remaining work on the Foxhunter radar will replace the existing cost-plus arrangements.