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Army: Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many combat vehicles of each type are in service with each infantry battalion; who the manufacturer of each type of vehicle is; and how many of each type of vehicle are available under urgent operational requirements to each battalion.

Photo of Quentin Davies Quentin Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Equipment and Support)

The information requested for all "combat" vehicles is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The number of armoured tracked vehicles in service with each Infantry Battalion is shown in the following table.

Unit Warrior CVR(T) FV430
1st Battalion The Scots Guards 26 8 8
4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland 28 12 9
1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment 26 13 4
1st Battalion The Duke of Lancashire Regiment 0 8 36
1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers 34 16 11
1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment 0 12 58
3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment 30 18 20
3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment 44 16 5
2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh 38 11 5
4th Battalion The Rifles 0 10 61
5th Battalion The Rifles 21 12 9

BAE Systems (formerly Alvis Vickers) manufactures all three vehicle types. None of these vehicles were procured through the Urgent Operational Requirement process. We do not release the numbers of vehicles available for deployment on operations, as its disclosure would be likely to prejudice the security and capability of the armed forces.

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