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Lockheed challenges for British tank

10th August 2016 - 16:29 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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Lockheed Martin UK has announced it is bidding for the UK’s Challenger 2 main battle tank Life Extension Programme (CLEP).

The company will work in partnership with Elbit Systems UK, a subsidiary of the Israeli manufacturer, to try and win the contract that will allow the British Army to use Challenger 2 until 2035.

An assessment phase for the CLEP is due for a decision by the UK MoD by the end of 2016 when a down-select to two companies will take place. Then a two-year contract will be awarded to both contenders worth £19 million each to finalise a

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

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