§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many companies submitted expressions of interest to his Department to provide the UK with a MoDAS; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
16 expressions of interest were received, in reply to the Ministry of Defence's Contracts Bulletin announcement, to provide the United Kingdom with the162W
Modular Defensive Aids System. We expect to determine which systems will be taken forward into the assessment phase of the programme later this year.