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Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what platform will be introduced to provide an interim armoured scout capability between the end of the Scimitar service life and the introduction of the Future Rapid Effects System Scout variant. (244569)

It is planned that the Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicle will remain in service until the future rapid effect system Scout vehicle is available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the Future Rapid Effects System Scout variant to enter service. (244570)

The future rapid effect system programme is currently in its assessment phase. The in-service date for the Scout variant will not be fixed until the main investment decision has been taken.