Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Expenditure

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money from the public purse has been spent on support costs for the (a) Husky, (b) Panther, (c) Foxhound, (d) Jackal, (e) Mastiff and (f) Ridgeback vehicles since 2010.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

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.

Platform

FY17/18 £million (VAT Incl)

FY18/19 £million (VAT Incl)

FY19/20 £million (VAT Incl)

Husky

2.687

3.745

2.798

Panther

3.350

3.280

1.868

Foxhound

8.016

11.346

12.187

Jackal (also includes Coyote)

6.594

3.983

6.698

Cougar platform (Mastiff, Ridgeback, Wolfhound)

10.104

5.578

5.146

Total DE&S Support Spend

30.751

27.931

28.696

Notes:

(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.

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