Dáil Éireann - Volume 388 - 12 April, 1989
Written Answers. - Faults in Rifles
Mr. Stagg Mr. Stagg
33. Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Defence the number of faults which have been discovered in the new Steyr Aug A1 rifle which is on issue to the Permanent Defence Forces; if the contract with the manufacturers provides for replacements where major faults are identified; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Defence (Mr. Noonan, Limerick West) Michael J. (Limerick West) Noonan
Minister for Defence (Mr. Noonan, Limerick West): The Steyr rifle was purchased after extensive testing by the Defence Forces over a two year period and has proved to be very satisfactory. In a small number of cases where minor defects have been found, arrangements have been made with the manufacturer for the replacement of the defective components.
Dáil Éireann 388 Written Answers. Faults in Rifles