HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 cc334-5W
47. Mr. McMaster

asked the Minister of State for Defence what steps have been taken to evaluate the Blowpipe missile, manufactured by Short Brothers and Harland; and what orders have been placed for its production and purchase for use by the Armed Forces.

Mr. Blaker

Evaluation flight and ground trials are well under way. A contract for the supply of a substantial quantity of Blowpipe missiles and associated equipment for our Armed Forces was placed with Short Brothers and Harland last September.

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