With advanced armour and devastating firepower, the Challenger 3 boasts an impressive range of state-of-the-art technology, making it the most lethal and survivable tank ever operated by the British Army.

The latest of eight Challenger 3 prototypes rolled off the Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land factory production line in Telford as the Defence Secretary had an opportunity to meet the engineers and apprentices who have worked on this crucial programme.

The Ministry of Defence say that the first tank is already showing its capabilities on trials.

“All will be tested under operational conditions to validate their performance and make refinements, before another 140 are built and delivered to the British Army.”

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