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Tornado Aircraft

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Terma self-defence suite will be part of the initial operating capability of Tornados deployed on Operation Herrick from 1 April 2009. (241358)

[holding answer 8 December 2008]: The Department has a policy of not commenting on the details of its defensive aids capabilities. The release of this information would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of our armed forces.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes of 26 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1559-60W, on Tornado GR4, whether the interim Paveway IV capability will have been integrated onto the Tornado before its deployment of Operation Herrick. (241359)

[holding answer 8 December 2008]: I am withholding the information requested as its release would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of our armed forces.