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Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the timetable is for delivery of the Future Rapid Effects System programme; (243411)

(2) what funding has been allocated for the Future Rapid Effects System programme;

(3) what his current estimate is for the in-service date of the Future Rapid Effects System;

(4) how many (a) utility, (b) reconnaissance, (c) fires, (d) manoeuvre support and (e) basic capability vehicles will make up the Future Rapid Effects System.

The Future Rapid Effect System programme is in its assessment phase. The number of vehicles that will be needed to meet the requirement, the timetable for delivery, funding allocation and the in- service date will not be fixed until the main investment decision has been taken.