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Sa80 A2 Rifle

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the performance of the SA80 A2 used by British troops in the recent Iraq conflict. [111656]

Post operational reporting will provide analysis and an assessment of the performance of equipment deployed on operations in Iraq. It would, therefore, be premature for me to provide a detailed assessment of the performance at this stage. Early indications are, however, that SA80 A2 performed well overall.