Support costs, including for post design services, spares support and maintenance activity, for the last three financial years (FY) are provided in the following table. Records prior to that date are not held in a format that allows them to be easily retrieved and would incur disproportionate cost.
FY17/18 £million (VAT Incl)
FY18/19 £million (VAT Incl)
FY19/20 £million (VAT Incl)
Jackal (also includes Coyote)
Cougar platform (Mastiff, Ridgeback, Wolfhound)
Total DE&S Support Spend
(a) Support costs exclude those for provision of infrastructure and training.
(b) It is not possible to separate Cougar platform support costs (Mastiff, Ridgeback and Wolfhound) as there is a high degree of commonality between these vehicles and they have a single financial support line. Jackal and Coyote also share a single support line.