HC Deb 28 November 1980 vol 994 c197W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the latest current replacement cost of the most recently purchased tank, fighter aircraft and naval destroyer.

Mr. Pym

Currently estimated costs of the Challenger main battle tank and the Tornado F2 aircraft—neither of which is yet in service — and of a destroyer of the present type 42 class fitted with the weapons systems and equipments required by the Royal Navy, are in the order of £1½million, £14 million and £100 million, respectively.