HC Deb 11 March 1987 vol 112 c252W
Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the progress of discussions made on his behalf within the independent European programme group about the proposed collaborative COBRA counter artillery radar tracking system; and what proportion of the cost of this programme is expected to be funded by Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

In conjunction with our French and German partners we are currently evaluating project definition study reports submitted by three industrial consortia in December last. We expect that a decision on whether to proceed to full development and, if so, under what arrangements, will be taken by about the middle of this year.