HC Deb 13 December 1995 vol 268 c716W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Carshalton of 29 November,Official Report, column 768, if the scatterable anti-tank mines will contain mechanisms that will cause (a) their location to be identified by the launching forces and (b) to cause them to self destruct when their battlefield use is over. [5526]

Mr. Arbuthnot

The vehicle launched scatterable anti-tank mine system will be able to record the location of minefields it lays, and the number of mines placed into those minefields. The mines will have a short timed life which will be programmed at launch and at the end of which they will self destruct.