Defence Equipment: Bridges

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) bridges, (b) vehicles, (c) trestle sets and (d) pontoon sets his Department is planned to continue to operate as part of the Project TYRO plan to upgrade the British Army's BR90 bridging system.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the number of (a) Close Support Bridges, (b) General Support Bridges and (c) Launch and Support vehicles in the British Army is planned to be reduced following the completion of Project TYRO.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which elements of the British Army's bridging capability fall under the remit of Project TYRO.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Project TYRO will deliver the future Close Support Bridging and General Support Bridging capability for the Army, replacing the current BR90 Bridging System.

The project is currently in its assessment phase, which will determine the capability requirement and commercial options. Until completion of the assessment phase future numbers and configurations for the bridge systems cannot be confirmed.

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