§ 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.