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Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles are (a) in service and (b) fit for purpose, broken down by type. (137318)

The following table gives details of the total number of armoured vehicles in service. Those vehicles deployed with units and with units used in training are all deemed to be fit for purpose. The remainder of the fleet is undergoing programmed maintenance and repair, in storage, on loan and with the design authority and also used for reference, training aids and specific trials.

Vehicle type

Fleet size

Fit for purpose

Challenger 2

385

320

CVR(T)

1,158

979

FV430 Mk 2

1,265

1,031

FV430 Bulldog1

227

187

Saxon GWR2

442

94

Saxon Patrol

147

119

Warrior

793

717

1 Bulldog vehicles are currently in the course of delivery to MOD. The fleet sizes therefore relate to the total requirement and fit for purpose to the number delivered to date.

2 Saxon GWR is currently being withdrawn from service.