HC Deb 24 March 1987 vol 113 c141W
40. Sir Edward Gardner

asked the Secretary of State for Defence following his visit to the British Aerospace factories at Warton and Preston, if he will make a statement on the progress of the Saudi Arabian Tornado order.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Progress on the Saudi Arabian order for Tornado and other aircraft is good. Last spring six Tornado IDS were delivered to the Royal Saudi air force, together with weapons, supporting equipment and spares, and this year more Tornados and the first two PC9 trainers have been delivered. The training programme for RSA F ground and air crew continues in Saudi Arabia and at RAF stations in the United Kingdom.