Well, amid the welter of bad news and misery, there is this:
Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer dated 12 December 2006, Official Report, column 934W on thermal imaging, what the make of the new light weight thermal imaging sight was; how many are issued at platoon level; what plans he has to increase this number; and if he will make a statement. We are, of course, talking about the Vipir. Well done Mr Hancock.
Mr. Ingram: The Light Weight Thermal Imaging Sight is manufactured by QioptiQ. Currently one sight is issued at platoon level. Plans are in place to increase this number, by the procurement of over 300 additional sights.