§ Mr. Campbell-Savours
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what problems there have been over the procurement of software for Foxhunter.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
[holding answer 22 January 1988]: While some of the problems encountered during the development of the Foxhunter radar have been software-related, radars which operate to an agreed interim standard are now in service with the Royal Air Force. A 402W programme of modifications which will achieve the required performance has been agreed, and negotiations with Marconi defence systems on a firm price contract to complete this work are nearing completion.