Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Defence written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Russell Brown Russell Brown Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many combat vehicles which were (a) purchased and (b) hired by his Department since 2010 were manufactured in (i) the UK, (ii) another EU member state and (iii) a non-EU country; and how much his Department spent on each such vehicle.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 9 September 2013

115 Warthog vehicles including front and rear cab have been purchased by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The base vehicles were manufactured in Singapore by Singapore Technologies Kinetics and UK specific equipment was fitted to the vehicles by Thales in Wales. The approved cost of the procurement programme was approximately £180 million.

While not defined as combat vehicles, the MOD has purchased protected vehicles such as 376 Foxhound and 60 Terrier since the beginning of 2010. Both of these vehicles were designed and manufactured in the UK. The Foxhound has an approved cost of £510 million and 330 vehicles were delivered before 6 September 2013. The Terrier project has an approved cost of £365 million and 24 vehicles have been delivered to date.

No combat vehicles have been hired since 2010.

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