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Analysis: Challenger 2 - the bids are in

16th August 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Given the lack of armoured vehicle manufacturing capability in the UK, domestic contenders for the Life Extension Project (LEP) for the British Challenger 2 MBT are being forced to draw on overseas experience to bid on the programme.

The LEP is now gathering pace with five team bids for the assessment phase having been received by the UK MoD.

London will narrow the contenders down to two and while a decision was expected on 1 September 2016, it is now expected towards the end of the year.

BAE Systems and GDLS were first to bid, with CMI Defence and

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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