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Future Rapid Effects System

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will incorporate TRACER technology in Future Rapid Effects System; and what assessment he has made of the possibility of incorporating TRACER technology in Future Rapid Effects System under an open international competition for Future Rapid Effects System development and manufacture. [130625]

The Future Rapid Effect System project is currently in the Concept Phase. We are reviewing procurement options and no decision has yet been made on how to take the programme forward. It is too early to state what technologies might be incorporated in the eventual solution but where possible we shall look to exploit past development activity.