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Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will introduce vehicle-mounted radar devices to armed forces vehicles in order to detect improvised explosive devices. (295685)

A range of equipment is in service to counter the threat from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and mines, but no single piece of equipment can provide complete protection. While it is impossible to protect troops from every eventuality, we do everything possible to tackle the risks posed by IEDs, both in terms of equipment capability, but also the critical areas of tactics and training. I cannot go into the specific details of technical solutions such as electronic counter-measures as this would, or would be likely to, prejudice the operational security of our armed forces.