HC Deb 01 April 1981 vol 2 cc121-2W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many multiple launch rocket systems are likely to be procured for use by the Army; at what total and individual cost; and what is the expected into-service date.

Mr. Goodhart

A multiple launched rocket system (MLRS) is planned to enter service in the mid-1980s and to equip one artillery regiment. Unit costs vary depending on year of procurement, but broadly speaking the MLRS launcher vehicle is expected to cost about £550,000. Total costs cannot yet be given.