§ 4. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for Defence why United States rather than British radar sets are being installed in Great Britain's Phantom aircraft.
§ The Minister of Defence for Equipment (Mr. John Morris)
No suitable British radar system would have been available in time. We therefore chose a system which had been developed for the U.S. Navy Phantom.
§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
Will the Minister of Defence ensure that any future avionics, if not designed in this country, can at least be built here and supplied to our forces?
§ Mr. Morris
Yes. These are matters that we take a great deal of account of. A great deal of British equipment is in the Phantom. As my right hon. Friend the Minister of Technology has announced, Ferranti has been given a contract for the long-term support of the radar equipment installed in British Phantoms.