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Oman MBTs charging up

26th July 2013 - 13:42 GMT | by Tim Fish in Crewe

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The Royal Army of Oman (RAO) expects the L18A1 charge to be certified for operation with Challenger II MBT 120mm L23A1 ammunition in August, it has emerged.

Addressing a media briefing on 25 July at BAE Systems’ facility at Radway Green, Kelvyn Grimes, business development manager for munitions described how the UK MoD and the Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG) should approve the charge and shot next month.

Once official clearance is given, Grimes said that an order from the RAO is expected, with deliveries taking place ‘by mid-2014’ as it would take ‘less than one year once the

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