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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Jackal armoured vehicle in protecting frontline service personnel in Afghanistan from blasts. (267298)

The Jackal is a highly mobile weapons platform which has been subject to detailed technical assessment. While we believe that Jackal is appropriately protected given its role and the threats it faces, I cannot comment on the specific levels of protection, as disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.