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Challenger 2

Assessing the Options for Modernising the UK’s Heavy Armour

Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds
RUSI Newsbrief, 6 November 2020
Military Sciences, Equipment and Acquisitions, UK
The UK has two options for modernising its armour: developing a Challenger 3 or procuring Leopard 2. The latter is an assured capability that will likely prove cheaper over the life of the programme. The former is risky but offers the UK an opportunity to develop valuable intellectual property.

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Dr Jack Watling
Research Fellow, Land Warfare

Dr Jack Watling is Research Fellow for Land Warfare. Jack has recently conducted studies of deterrence against Russia, force... read more

Nick Reynolds
Research Analyst: Land Warfare

Nick Reynolds is the Research Analyst for Land Warfare at RUSI.  His research interests include land... read more

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