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Armed Forces: Vehicles

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) logistics and (b) engineering vehicles of each type were (a) in service and (b) available for operations on the latest date for which figures are available. (319488)

I am withholding the information on the numbers of vehicles available on operations for operational security reasons.

The Department holds a huge variety of logistics and engineering vehicles. For ease these have been grouped by role and category. The overall number of vehicles in service within each category are shown in the following table:

Role

Total number in service

Engineering

Armoured Engineering

66

Bridging

177

Bulldozer

53

Dumper Truck

265

Excavator

487

Forklift

20

Route Engineer Plant

109

Beach T/WAY Dispenser

2

Logistics

Bulk Fuel

1,499

Cargo

12,427

Container Handler

31

Crane

119

Equipment Transporter

794

Forklift

785

Medical

906

Recovery

388

Bulk Water

79

Airfield Support

472

Fire Vehicles

141