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Bombs

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how often CRV-7 weapons have been used in each year since 2000; and in which theatre they have been used. (193320)

CRV-7 rockets of various types have only been used operationally in Afghanistan since 2000. As of 21 April 2008, some 2,506 rockets have been fired by Apache helicopters since that capability was deployed to Afghanistan in August 2006 and, as of 29 April 2008, some 3,731 rockets have been fired by Harrier aircraft since that capability was deployed to Afghanistan in September 2004. In none of these operational engagements was the CRV-7 MPSM variant, which can deploy a small number of sub-munitions, employed.