Land Warfare

PREMIUM: EDA plans joint programmes to procure or upgrade MBTs

1st December 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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The latest Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) report mentions an initiative to develop and procure a next-generation MBT in the long term, as well as modernisation and upgrades of in-service platforms in the short term. Any solution will have to address aspects of C2, target acquisition, firepower, mobility, survivability and sustainability.

The European Defence Agency (EDA) is increasing efforts to defragment the continent's defence landscape, with a cooperative effort to develop a new common MBT for 11 of its 26 member states.

The plan was included in the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) report, the recommendations of which were ...

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