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Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the areas of the United Kingdom where the use of aircraft-borne laser designators, rangers or markers is permitted; what regulations govern their use; and what changes have been made in these regulations since 1979.

The following ranges in the United Kingdom are cleared for use by aircraft-borne laser designators, rangers or markers: RAF Tain, RAF Cowden, RAF Rosehearty, RAF Donna Nook, RAF Holbeach, RAF Pembrey Sands, RAF Jurby Head, RAF Wainfleet, the Royal Navy ranges at Cape Wrath and Garvie Island, the Army range at Otterburn and the MOD(PE) ranges at West Freugh and Larkhill.A number of joint and single-service publications, together with air weapons range orders, cover the use of laser designators, rangers and markers at ranges in the United Kingdom. These regulations are regularly updated.