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Eurosatory: BAE chases Challenger 2 as GD withdraws as prime

3rd June 2016 - 12:03 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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BAE Systems Land UK has announced its strategic partnership plan for the Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (LEP), which will remove General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) from competing as a prime in the project.

GDLS has joined BAE in a strategic partnership – christened Team Challenger 2 - which also includes Qinetiq, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Moog, Safran, and General Dynamics Mission Systems. BAE Systems presented the partnership to the UK MoD on 3 June.

‘This means that General Dynamics has formally withdrawn as a prime for Challenger 2 LEP,’ said Kevin Connell, vice president of GDLS.

‘We looked at the costs and

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Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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