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BAE Systems unveils upgraded 'Mark 2' Challenger 2

17th September 2018 - 12:51 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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BAE Systems has revealed its final design proposal for the British Army’s Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme (LEP), which will refresh much of the vehicle’s sub-systems and ensure it can operate into the 2030s.

The company is showcasing its Challenger 2 Mark 2 demonstrator vehicle - known as Black Night - at this year’s DVD 2018 exhibition in Millbrook held from 19-20 September, and is highlighting its capabilities ahead of a planned selection for the LEP contract that is expected to be made later this year.

Simon Jackson, campaign lead for BAE Systems’ LEP bid, told Shephard that the distinctive

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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