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Timeline clarity on future of Challenger 2

4th October 2019 - 08:58 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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While the presence of Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land's (RBSL) proposal for the Challenger 2 Life Extension Programme (LEP) has captured the attention of tank watchers at recent exhibitions, the absence of official or industry discourse on timelines guiding the future of the British Army's main battle tank has been filled by a range of theories and guesswork.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) had previously commented that in April 2019 the Investment Approval Committee approved an expanded assessment phase, to address enhancements to the tank’s lethality and survivability with RBSL. Notably, this was before the RBSL joint venture was officially

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Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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