§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What passive anti-missile jamming equipment was carried by HMS "Sheffield", whether any such equipment is carried by the British built Argentine destroyer "Hercules", and if so whether it is British made.
§ Viscount Trenchard
Like all our major warships HMS "Sheffield" was fitted with passive defensive systems. Obviously I cannot go into details. When "Hercules" left the United Kingdon six years ago it was fitted with British built direction finding equipment; it is not known whether any additional equipment has been fitted to "Hercules" since leaving the United Kingdom.