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Rheinmetall enters the ring for UK tank upgrade

11th August 2016 - 16:19 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


As the deadline looms Rheinmetall has finally submitted a proposal for the UK Challenger 2 main battle tank Life Extension Project (LEP).

The company said it will partner with UK suppliers for the programme if selected, including Supacat, Thales UK and BMT.

Rheinmetall is already working on MBT upgrades for its Leopard 2 in Poland as well as upgrading ex-German Army Leopard 2 tanks for the Indonesians.

While a gun requirement is not currently part of the LEP, the company highlighted that its solution could integrate either the existing 120mm L30 rifled gun or 120mm L55 smooth bore system that

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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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