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Royal Navy (Nuclear Weapons)

Volume 227: debated on Friday 2 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration his Department has given to equipping Royal Navy vessels with a conventional stand-off weapon system.

Many Royal Navy ships are already equipped with anti-ship stand off missiles systems such as Harpoon and Exocet. We are currently studying the United Kingdom requirement for land attack cruise missiles. Studies are at a very early stage and a decision is not expected for some time.