HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 c135W
Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress on the European fighter aircraft project development.

Mr. Alan Clark

The main development contracts for the European fighter aircraft were signed in November 1988. Since then work on the first prototype has progressed satisfactorily; and the first full-scale development engine is expected to be run next year. The selection of equipment for EFA is also proceeding; and to date only the choice of radar has presented significant difficulties.

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