09:46 “Military News” builds the strongest tank in Europe!British smashed 31 billion to upgrade the Challenger 2 tank



The British Secretary of Defense (Ben Wallace) announced on the 7th that Britain would spend 800 million pounds (about 31 billion New Taiwan dollars) to upgrade 148

The British Secretary of Defense (Ben Wallace) announced on the 7th that Britain would spend 800 million pounds (about 31 billion New Taiwan dollars) to upgrade 148 “Challenger 2” tanks. (Retrieved from the British Ministry of Defence)

2021/05/11 09:46

First submission 5/08 17:04
Update time 5/11 09:46

[Real-time news/comprehensive report]The British Secretary of Defense, Ben Wallace, announced yesterday that Britain had spent 800 million pounds (approximately NT$31 billion) to upgrade 148 “Challenger 2” tanks to “Challenger 2” tanks. “Challenger 3” (Challenger 3), and emphasized that this upgrade plan will not only greatly increase the combat power of the British Army, but also create a large number of job opportunities. It is expected that the British Army will receive the upgraded Challenger 3 in 2027.

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, Wallace announced on the 7th that Rheinmetall-BAE System Land (RBSL), a joint venture between Britain and Germany, has signed a contract worth 800 million pounds (about NT$31 billion). , 148 of the 227 existing Challenger 2 tanks in service since 1998 have been upgraded to Challenger 3 tanks.

The Challenger 3 tank is the UK’s first digital tank. In addition to being able to integrate information from multiple fields, Wallace called it “the deadliest tank in Europe” because this type of tank only has the existing chassis, and the rest will be equipped. Upgrades, including a novel and powerful engine and a 120mm smoothbore cannon, allowing it to reach speeds of up to 97 kilometers per hour, and can mount additional high-speed shells. The latest target calibration and tracking system, and a new long-range thermal imaging camera will also be available Load it on.

Wallace said confidently that the upgrade plan is of great significance to the modernization process of the British Army and will bring about major changes. The innovative technology of this type of tank will enable the British Army to have a strong combat capability on the battlefield full of threats. .

The upgrade plan of the Challenger 2 tank will be carried out at the RBSL factory in Telford, Shropshire, UK. Wallace pointed out that the contract will bring many jobs, in addition to the 200 jobs in the factory. 450 new job opportunities will also be added to the supply chain.

The British Army expects to receive the first batch of upgraded Challenger 3 tanks in 2027, and the last batch will be delivered in 2030.



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