Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 9th November 2011.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many main battle tanks are available for service in the Army.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Following the implementation of the strategic defence and security review the Army's supported main battle tank fleet now consists of 227 Challenger 2. The Ministry of Defence is currently considering the disposal options for the 118 Challenger 2 that are no longer part of the supported fleet.

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