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Patrol and Reconnaissance Vehicles

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the use of mine and explosive protective patrol and reconnaissance vehicles in theatre. (201542)

We ensure that commanders in operational theatres have a flexible and balanced vehicle fleet that provides the range of capabilities needed. Protected patrol vehicles form part of that approach, although the protection afforded by appropriate operational tactics and procedures is also important in the protection of our armed forces.

We continue to invest heavily in protected mobility to support our forces both in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the procurement of Vector, Mastiff, M-WMIK and Ridgback vehicles.