§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the Ministry of Defence is considering taking part in the US Defense Department's Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Programs, and, if so, in which.
A fully reciprocal Memorandum of Understanding covering Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programmes was signed by the UK and US Governments in August 1996. My department currently participates in two ACTDs: "Synthetic Theatre of War 1997" and "Joint Countermine". UK involvement in the "Miniature Air-Launched Decoy" and "Navigation Warfare" programmes is also being discussed, and a watching brief is maintained over the remaining ACTDs.