Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Repairs and Maintenance

Defence written question – answered on 5th December 2011.

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Photo of David Wright David Wright Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK armoured vehicles have undergone major repair and overhaul in the last five years; what proportion of the fleet this represents; and where the repairs were undertaken.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Vehicle Geographical location of repair Base overhaul/economic base repair (last five years) Percentage of fleet as at 22 November 2011
Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle Bovington 40 50
Challenger 2 Bovington 37 11
Warrior Donnington 458 58
Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) Donnington 432 37
FV430/Bulldog Bovington 795 89

Base overhaul involves the complete disassembly/reassembly of the vehicle, including qualification of the hull, to design specification. Economic base repair involves selective disassembly/reassembly of the vehicles including qualification of the hull, to design specification.

The figure does not include repairs such as assembly changes, modification programmes, ad hoc repairs, overseas repairs and urgent operational requirement programmes. This information is not held centrally, and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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