Armoured Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the (a) Cougar and (b) Vector will be sent to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Photo of Des Browne Des Browne Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, The Secretary of State for Defence

We are procuring around 100 Cougar vehicles and are on schedule to deliver an Initial Operational Capability to Iraq by the end of the year. We are also on schedule to deliver an Initial Operational Capability of the Pinzgauer Vector vehicle to Afghanistan by the end of January 2007.

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