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Army: Motor Vehicles

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military vehicles for use by the Army were purchased by his Department in 2006-07, broken down by country of manufacture. (155390)

[holding answer 17 September 2007]: This information is not held in the format requested. The total number of vehicles purchased for use by the Army between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007 was 6,911. This figure includes some vehicles purchased for use on a tri-service basis. For the purposes of this question, purchased has been defined as ‘placed on contract’.

Military vehicle acquisition, however, is complex and, in most cases, no single country is responsible for the delivery of a vehicle. Components are often manufactured by different companies in different countries and then assembled by a systems integrator, who may be based in yet another country.