Challenger Tanks

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Challenger 2 tanks have been purchased by his Department; how many of those tanks have been subsequently disposed; and by what method those tanks were disposed.

Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence has purchased 386 Challenger 2 tanks plus 22 driver training tanks based on the Challenger 2 chassis. Of these, 80 have been disposed of through commercial means.

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