HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 cc375-6W
Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will outline the delays incurred in the Blue Vixen radar development programme since his answer to the hon. Member for Harrow, East of 26 January,Official Report, column 190; and if these delays will affect the in-service date of the Sea Harrier for the designated Royal Navy squadrons.

Mr. Sainsbury

A delay of some three months occurred earlier this year in the commissioning of the Blue Vixen 'A' model radar in the trials aircraft. This will delay the in-service date by about two months.