§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the latest estimated cost of the torpedo Sting Ray; how soon it is expected to be in service; and which allied forces have expressed interest in its purchase.
§ Mr. Speed
The estimated cost of the development and production of the Sting Ray torpedo is £920 million at September 1979 prices. It is due to enter service in the early 1980s. Enquiries about Sting Ray have been received from countries within NATO and from friendly countries outside the Alliance.