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Progress in delivering the British Army’s armoured vehicle capability


This inquiry will focus on the procurement and use of Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) and ask whether more must be done to ensure the Army’s ability to deploy an armoured devision.

This inquiry will attempt to understand how the Army envisages employing their AFVs in future operations. Additionally, it will examine the procurement of AFVs, including how much has been spent procuring AFVs over the last 20 years and how many vehicles have been acquired. The inquiry will ask which capabilities have been sacrificed in order to fund overruns in its core armoured vehicles and which key gaps are emerging with the Army’s armoured vehicle capability.

The Committee will ask whether the Army is currently on track to be able to field the Strike Brigades and armoured division in line with the recommendations of the 2015 SDSR, and how flexible the army can be in adapting its current armoured vehicle plans to the results of the Integrated Review. The Committee will ask whether the Army will be able to match the potential threat posed by peer adversaries by 2025.

This inquiry is currently accepting evidence

The committee wants to hear your views. We welcome submissions from anyone with answers to the questions in the call for evidence. You can submit evidence until Friday 4 September 2020.

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  • Phone: 020 7219 5745 (General enquiries) / 075 4651 7626 (Joe Williams: Media enquiries)
  • Address: Defence Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA