§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made in the development of the Sea Dart and Ikara missiles; and when it is hoped to have these fitted in operational ships.
§ Mr. Healey
The development of Sea Dart is progressing satisfactorily. The question of developing a version of the Australian missile Ikara for the Royal Navy is under consideration. I cannot disclose the dates on which these equipments might be brought into service.