§ Sir Ian Gilmour
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what were the terms of the statement of operational requirement referred to in his Department's press release announcing the demountable rack offloading pick up system contracts in December 1986; at what stage in the procurement process the demountable rack off-loading pick-up system was the subject of a general staff target; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The statement of requirements was a broad statement of the logistic DROPS concepts, tasks, performance and other relevant characteristics. The GST for DROPS was formally approved in 1982 with the start of the procurement process.