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Jackal Deployment: Iraq

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Jackals have been deployed in Iraq since 2003; and if he will make a statement. (246451)

Jackal was bought for Afghanistan in response to the requirements of that theatre. It provides excellent mobility and firepower and is well adapted for manoeuvring in the Afghan desert. Heavy firepower in Iraq has been effectively delivered by Warrior and Challenger, both of which are well adapted to the Iraqi terrain. No Jackals have therefore been deployed on operations in Iraq.