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Defence Equipment

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last reassessed wear rates of UK military equipment; and whether he has made a comparison of wear rates between UK and US military equipment. (203331)

Each equipment type has its own maintenance requirement and ‘wear rates’ are not recorded centrally. We expect to repair and overhaul military equipment used on operations more often than is normally planned in through life costing. No comparisons have been made between UK and US military equipment.