HL Deb 20 April 2004 vol 660 c22WA
Lord Astor of Hever

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the current and future deployment of Successor Identification Friend or Foe equipment. [HL2283]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Bach)

Successor Identification Friend or Foe (SIFF) equipment is being fitted to some 40 in-service sea, land and air platform types, covering over 1,000 individual platforms. Good progress is being made on the extensive fitting and integration programme. Nearly 50 per cent of the platforms will be fitted over the next two financial years, with the remainder scheduled to be fitted by the end of the decade.

New platforms will include a SIFF capability as part of their baseline designs.