HC Deb 01 May 1968 vol 763 cc195-6W
Sir Ian Orr-Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what weapons are being developed for ships which will enable them to counter the growing missile threat from enemy ships and submarines.

Mr. John Morris

All ships of frigate size and above will carry helicopters armed with air-to-surface missiles for short range strike against Komar-type patrol boats. The helicopters will operate under the cover of the Fleet's surface-to-air missiles which will deal with enemy fighters out to the necessary distance.