§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what delays there have been with the air-launched anti-radiation missile; (2) when he expects the air-launched anti-radiation missile to enter Royal Air Force service.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
There have been delays as a result of the difficulties experienced with the rocket motor in the development stage of the project. The Department is studying with the prime contractor, British Aerospace, the implications for the programme.