HL Deb 21 October 2004 vol 665 cc93-4WA
Lord Astor of Hever

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they can confirm that reported problems with the radar to be installed in ASTOR aircraft will not result in delays to the in-service date of that project. [HL4431]

Lord Bach

We have been informed by the prime contractor for the ASTOR project of difficulties associated with development of the radar and their plans to resolve these. We await firmer schedule details from the company that we shall then subject to detailed risk analysis to enable us to make an informed judgment on any potential impact on ISD.