Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the future utility vehicles forming part of the Future Rapid Effect System are (a) expected to be air-transportable in one future A400M Aircraft and (b) within the whole airlift capability for a single operation.

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

We expect the A400M to be able to carry one FRES utility vehicle. Airlift capacity for a single operation would be dependent on the scale, speed and distance of the deployment.

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