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Armed Forces: Nimrod

Volume 702: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the L-3 Wescam camera was installed in RAF Nimrod aircraft; where and by whom these cameras were installed; how long the installation took; and how much it cost. [HL3889]

The L-3 Wescam camera was installed on RAF Nimrod aircraft in 2003. The work was carried out by both RAF and BAE Systems personnel at RAF Kinloss; the installation took approximately four months to complete at a total cost of just under £2.7 million.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What type of wiring was used in the installation of L-3 Wescam cameras in RAF Nimrod aircraft; and whether such wiring was fully appropriate for its purpose. [HL3890]

RAYCHEM 55A-0813 and RAYCHEM 55A-0823 wiring was used in the installation of the L-3 Wescam camera on RAF Nimrod aircraft in accordance with MoD regulations governing the specification of wiring on RAF aircraft.