§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the latest position is regarding Trident, Rapier, Field Standard C and the Warrior.
§ Mr. Aitken
The Trident programme continues to progress to time and within budget, with the first submarine due to enter service around the turn of the year. The development of Rapier Field Standard C is substantially complete and deliveries of production equipments are under way. Deliveries of Warrior vehicles are due to be completed by the end of the year.