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Sa80 Rifle

Volume 406: debated on Friday 23 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what continuing works will be carried out on the SA80 following the end of the conflict in Iraq. [115599]

The phased introduction of the modified SA80 weapon system—the SA80 A2—will continue until the completion of the programme in 2006. Minor improvements to the weapon and its ancillaries, such as the cleaning kit, are being trialled and will be taken forward as necessary.