HC Deb 27 July 1984 vol 64 c839W
Sir Patrick Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many of Her Majesty's ships are fitted with point defence systems; and how many will be fitted with such systems.

Mr. Lee

All of the Royal Navy's surface warships of frigate size and above have a point defence capability provided either by small calibre guns, the Seacat short-range missile system, the Seawolf point defence missile system or the Phalanx close-in weapon system. It is intended to enhance the capability of the more important surface warships by extending the fit of point defence missile or close-in weapon systems and it is envisaged that all future surface warships of frigate size and above will be fitted with a point defence missile system on build.

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