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Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for procuring additional armoured cars. (195632)

I am assuming “armoured cars” to mean lightweight armoured wheeled scout vehicles. We provide our forces with a range of vehicles spanning a wide spectrum of protection levels, mobility, profile and armament, depending on their tasks. Vehicles like the CVR(T), WMIK and Panther undertake the sort of tasks that armoured cars might have undertaken. We have no current plans to procure a light, armoured, wheeled scout vehicle.