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Lynx Helicopters (Radar System)

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give consideration to updating the radar system on Royal Navy Lynx helicopters to give a 360 degrees scanning facility.

We regularly assess proposals to maintain and enhance the effectiveness of the equipment available to the armed forces, taking into account a variety of factors, including the potential threat and the resources available. All our requirements are, therefore, subject to revision in the light of circumstance. We do not at present have any plans to update the Lynx radar system.