HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 c427W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what improvements to the Sidewinder missile are planned to be in operation during the next two years; and which of these improvements result from experience gained in the Falklands war.

Mr. Sainsbury

We constantly seek to improve the performance of all our weapons. However, it is not our practice to give details of the operational capability of individual systems. For the performance of Sidewinder missile in the Falklands campaign, I refer the hon. Member to paragraph 222 of "The Falklands Campaign: The Lessons" (Cm. 8758) and paragraph 56 of "Implementing the Lessons of the Falklands Campaign: Government Response to the Fourth Report from the Defence Committee Session 1986–87".

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