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New tank calibres to increase lethality

12th May 2016 - 15:39 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Unterluss


Rheinmetall is set to work on a path to upgrade the lethality of main battle tanks rather than begin work on a clean sheet design.

Despite some reports suggesting that the company was working on a new main battle tank in the form of the ‘Leopard 3’, the company heavily denied this although it said it had considered some conceptual designs.

At the company’s Land Forces Symposium it emphasised how firepower must be increased through a series of upgrades to the lethality of its large calibre weapons.

This will meet a threat-based gap that currently exists with the new

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

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

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