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Clansman Radio System

Volume 410: debated on Tuesday 2 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received on the performance of Clansman radio systems in Iraq. [124671]

The Information and Communications System Support IPT has requested formal and specific feedback on the performance of Clansman during Operation Telic. A positive report was received on 18 August 2003 from Headquarters Land Command on the performance of Clansman radio systems during Operation TELIC in Iraq, which stated that Clansman "performed well in availability terms". No formal reports have yet been received on the performance of Clansman in terms of its effectiveness as a Combat Net Radio System. Additionally, no formal complaints have been received in respect of Clansman performance.