Angus Robertson – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Defence

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Angus Robertson on 2014-06-09.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what event or risk involving a Tornado aircraft led to the approval of the Collision Warning Technology Demonstrator Programme for that aircraft; when that event or risk was identified; and where it is recorded.

Mr Philip Dunne

The Collision Warning System (CWS) Technical Demonstrator Programme (TDP) Final Report dated October 1996 details that the CWS TDP resulted from a series of airborne collisions involving various types of fast jets in the years prior to 1991. Although the TDP was evaluated using a Tornado GR1 test aircraft, the objective was to evaluate the CWS concept across all of the fast jet operational training environment.