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Army: Motorcycles

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 50767, tabled on 27 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Quad bike vehicles are (a) in operational service, (b) used for training, (c) held in reserve, (d) in the inspection and repair process and (e) mothballed or in storage.

Answered on

2 November 2016

The Ministry of Defence publishes annual statistics on vessels, land equipment and aircraft of the Armed Forces, as well as military formations. Some of the information requested can be found in the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-armed-forces-equipment-and-formations-2016

The Bulldog is part of the FV430 series and the CVR(T) is a general term for a number of vehicles.

Regarding vehicles that do not appear in the annual statistics, the number of these is as follows:

Vehicle

Number

Stormer

62

Spartan

275

DROPS

581

SNATCH 2

164

Panther

395

RWMIK

371

Quad Bike

688

We do not routinely comment on specific levels of readiness for individual capabilities as to do so would compromise operational security, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.