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Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the capacity of the new Husky vehicle to withstand the impact of improvised explosive devices and mines in Afghanistan. (287100)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave her on 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 269W. Husky has been subject to a range of tests, including the impact of improvised explosive devices. It has passed these tests, but for reasons of operational security it would be inappropriate to comment further.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost per vehicle is of the extra armour added to the new Husky vehicle prior to deployment. (287101)

The armour solution on Husky is an integral part of the vehicle, embodied on the production line. There is no extra armour added to the vehicle prior to deployment. There is therefore no cost for extra armour.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the unladen weight is of the new Husky vehicle. (287102)

The unladen weight of the Husky cannot be released as this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the operational security of our armed forces.