Airborne Stand-off Radar Programme

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Airborne Stand-off Radar (ASTOR) programme is still expected to result in the acquisition of five aircraft at a cost of £83.3 million each and eight ground stations at £15.2 million each; and how the remaining £462.1 million project costs, as estimated on 31 March 2003, are made up.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement)

Five air platforms and eight ground stations are planned to be purchased as part of the ASTOR programme at the costs stated. The remaining project costs comprise development of the ASTOR system, establishment of a training school at RAF Waddington and provision of support. Costs are as at 31 March 2003 and as published in the major project report 2003.

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