Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Conservative, Lancaster and Wyre

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the future rapid effect system programme will include a tracked variant of the (a) utility, (b) reconnaissance and (c) heavy vehicles.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

holding answer 21 June 2007

It is not envisaged that the FRES utility vehicle will be a tracked vehicle. The FRES reconnaissance and heavy requirements are however, expected to be predominantly met by tracked vehicles, although decisions regarding these vehicles will not be finalised until the main investment decision has been taken.

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