HC Deb 27 October 1965 vol 718 c56W
Mr. Clive Bossom

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the weight of the present infantry battalion wireless sets; and what proposals he has to design and issue lighter sets especially for jungle use.

Mr. Reynolds

Infantry battalions have a series of manpack and of vehicle-borne wireless sets in the HF, VHF and UHF bands and these, with the weight of the basic station are listed below:

warfare. The possibility of providing within the next few years a lightweight man-portable wireless set designed especially for operations in the jungle is also being examined and for the more distant future, a complete new range of lightweight transistorised manpack and vehicle-borne radios is under development.