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Tank life extension challenge

16th December 2015 - 10:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in UK

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The UK MoD has released a tender document for an initial pre-competition phase for the life extension of 227 Challenger II (CR2) main battle tanks in the British Army.

A full Challenger Life Extension Programme (LEP) is expected to follow that will keep the CR2 operational until 2035 avoiding obsolescence but unfortunately it will not offer any real upgrades or capability enhancements.

The solicitation, published on 11 December, states that a minimum of two tenderers will be invited to participate in an initial stage to develop a solution that will cost £17.5 million. Requests to participate must be filed by

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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