§ Mr Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent the Sea Wolf point defence and anti-missile system is carried by Her Majesty's ships; and to what extent it is planned (a) to fit this system into new warships and (b) to fit it into existing warships.
§ Mr Pattie
(1) Sea Wolf is in service with the first (3) type 22 frigates and batch III Leander. It is planned to fit the system into the remaining type 22 frigates on build and to (4) further batch III Leanders on refit. All type 22s will in due course receive the improved version of the system currently being developed by Marconi Radar. The fitting of the system to other classes of ship is under consideration.