§ Mr. David Walder
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the current major items of equipment and the weapons in use by the British Armed Forces which are of foreign origin; and what is their country of origin.
§ Mr. Mason
The information is as follows:
Equipment Country of Origin Navy Polaris missile U.S.A. AS 12 anti-ship missile France Army Honest John, Tactical Nuclear Missile U.S.A. M 107, 175mm SP Howitzer U.S.A. M 109, 155mm SP Howitzer U.S.A. M 110, 8 inch SP Howitzer U.S.A. 105mm Pack Howitzer Italy 84mm Carl Gustav recoilless gun Sweden L 40/70 Bofors AA gun Sweden* 7.62mmSLR Belgium* 66mm Light Anti-Armour Weapon U.S.A. SS 11 helicopter-borne Anti-Tank Guided Weapon France M2 Amphibious Bridging Vehicle Germany Volvo fully-tracked over snow carrier Sweden Alouette helicopter France Sioux helicopter U.S.A.* Air Force Phantom aircraft USA Hercules aircraft U.S.A. Sioux helicopter U.S.A.* SS 11 and AS 12 air-to-surface missile France Sparrow air-to-air missile U.S.A. Sidewinder air-to-air missile U.S.A. SNEB rockets France * Built under licences in the United Kingdom.