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Air-to-Air Missile

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 3rd March 1992.

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Photo of Mr Tom King Mr Tom King The Secretary of State for Defence 3:31 pm, 3rd March 1992

Certainly not a stool pigeon.

If it were Vanguard, it would roll out tomorrow. It is not Vanguard, but an alternative weapon system, which will certainly put us in the lead and give our air force a valuable capability which it might otherwise lack. The appetite of my hon. Friend the Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Winterton) in his new-found mode—to put it in defence terms—is insatiable. I cannot comment on the alternatives that he mentioned.