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Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Liam Fox Liam Fox Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) how many Bulldog vehicles have been (a) ordered to date and (b) delivered to UK Land Command;

(2) how many Vector armoured fighting vehicles have been (a) ordered to date and (b) delivered to UK Land Command;

(3) how many Mastiff armoured vehicles have been (a) ordered to date and (b) delivered to UK Land Command.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of Bulldog, Vector and Mastiff vehicles ordered to date and delivered to UK Land Command are shown in the following table:

Ordered to date Delivered to UK Land Command
Bulldog 900 411
Vector 178 178
Mastiff 108 104

Bulldog is an upgrade of the FV430 rather than a brand new vehicle. The conversion programme is due to be completed by 31 March 2011.

The initial tranche of Mastiff deliveries are complete, less four ambulance variants due to be completed and delivered by the end of January 2008. We are ordering an additional tranche of Mastiff vehicles, as announced by the Prime Minister on 7 October 2007.

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