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.
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