HC Deb 26 January 1979 vol 961 c267W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions have taken place in regard to the possible sales of the Panavia Tornado to the United States of America; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Gilbert

The USAF is considering a requirement for an enhanced tactical fighter. The Panavia Tornado is likely to be offered in response to any formal request or proposal. Presentations on the capabilities of Tornado have already been given by Panavia to appropriate American authorities.