Challenger 3 - the British Army's new main battle tank is coming
A major upgrade of the British Army’s main battle tank featuring extra firepower and cutting-edge protection systems will ensure the UK remains at the forefront of tank design, poised to respond to future global threats and challenges.
148 Challenger 3 battle tanks will be purchased for the British military.
The total amount of the contract, announced by the country's defense minister, will amount to £ 800 million.
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace presented the Challenger 3 battle tank purchase program, calling them the deadliest in Europe.
As part of the cycle of fire tests of the British Challenger 3 battle tank, which the army is preparing to purchase, firing was carried out, where the target was "acted" by the Soviet (Russian) T-72 tank (00:33).
The overhaul will include:
a new 120mm smoothbore gun which uses the most advanced globally available ammunition
a new suite of sights providing tank commanders with enhanced day and night targeting abilities
new modular armour
an active protection system
a turret that can be fitted to the tanks of allies and global partners