§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the upgrading of the NATO identification friend or foe system.
§ Mr. Aitken
NATO nations are actively studying options to replace existing identification friend or foe systems. A five-nation joint expert group—United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany and Italy—is evaluating a number of technically achievable options for a future air combat identification system with the aim of identifying a common solution. The results are expected in mid-1994.