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Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles of each type are (a) in service with the Army and (b) in working order. (257694)

The term ‘working order’ has been interpreted as ‘fit for purpose’ . Several vehicle platforms have been undergoing radio conversion work, repairs and overhauls and have therefore been taken out of service on a rolling basis to enable this work to take place. This has affected the number of fit for purpose vehicles available, which may change on a daily basis.

As at 24 February 2009, the information requested is:

Vehicle type

Number ‘in service’

Number ‘fit for purpose’

Challenger 2

345

322

Driver Track Training Vehicle

22

21

Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle

81

75

Trojan

20

20

Titan

18

18

Warrior

793

563

Saxon

147

143

Samson

52

30

Spartan

495

231

Scimitar

331

228

Samaritan

50

33

Sultan

205

119

Snatch Land Rover

645

580

FV430

834

466

Mastiff

107

107

Jackal

145

134

Vector

178

168

Bulldog

656

652

Panther

186

100