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Raf Aldergrove

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his reply of 30 January, Official Report, column 31, what type of radar there is at RAF Aldergrove; and whether it detects meteorite activity or tracks attributable to associated ionisation effects on Saturday 11 November 1989, at or around 2028 GMT, particularly on or near a position three nautical miles east of Kirkistown and at around 11,000 ft.

There is no radar at RAF Aldergrove. There is a National Air Traffic Service Plessey Watchman EN 4000 radar at Belfast (Aldergrove) airport. It did not detect any unusual activity on 11 November 1989.