§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will outline the procedure by which a Tornado F3 aircraft will be guided to a hostile aircraft approaching United Kingdom airspace so that it can locate and intercept it;
(2) if he will outline the methods by which hostile aircraft approaching United Kingdom airspace are located.
§ Mr. Stanley
Potentially hostile aircraft can be located by a variety of methods. The most common is by radars located on the ground, at sea and airborne, and these will include assets of our NATO Allies. The Tornado F3, like any intercepting aircraft, would be guided to its target by fighter controllers using multi-source target information. Details of sources and procedures are classified.