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PREMIUM: Rheinmetall denies Challenger 2 upgrade contract speculation

19th March 2021 - 12:57 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

Rheinmetall has poured cold water on social media speculation about signing a £750 million ($1.4 billion) contract from the UK to upgrade Challenger 2 MBTs, saying instead that is still negotiating with the MoD. The future of the MBT Life Extension Programme will be defined by the second part of the Integrated Review.

After speculation ran on social media on 18 March saying that Rheinmetall and the UK MoD have signed a £750 million ($1.4 billion) contract to upgrade the Challenger 2, the German company claimed that that is still negotiating an agreement but remains confident of a positive outcome.

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