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Armoured Vehicles

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the annual running costs of (i) Warrior and (ii) RG-31 armoured vehicles with particular reference to the intervals between replacing track sets; and if he will make a statement. (90086)

The RG31 is not in service with the UK armed forces and no research has been undertaken recently to evaluate its annual running costs. The full capitation costs for the Warrior armoured fighting vehicle (all variants) based upon peace time usage is calculated for financial year 2006-07 as £154.04 per kilometre. There is no requirement to hold specific cost data for replacement track set intervals for the Warrior.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many operational Warrior armoured fighting vehicles are in use by the Army. (92323)

I can confirm that out of a fleet of 794 Warrior armoured fighting vehicles (all variants) 735 are in use by the Army. Of these 109 are used in training and 626 are deployed with units. The remainder of the fleet is undergoing programmed maintenance and repair, in storage or with the design authority.