§ 49. Mr. Critchley
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in the Eurogroup in harmonising tactical and strategic concepts prior to the joint procurement and standardisation of weapons systems.
§ Mr. Mason
The Eurogroup sub-group Eurolongterm is making good progress in developing agreed tactical concepts as a basis for drawing up the operational requirements for future weapons systems. Two tactical sub-concepts relating to anti-armour, and ground mobility, have been endorsed by Ministers; and five more are being developed. Eurolongterm is now working to develop these sub-concepts further.