Challenger Tanks

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th January 2023.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Challenger 3 upgrade will include improvements to the (a) suspension and (b) gearbox.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The current Hydrogas suspension units will be replaced with the latest '3rd Generation' Hydrogas system.

The transmission that will be fitted to CR3 remains largely unchanged from that fitted to CR2. It will continue with its iterative modification programme to address obsolescence and improve reliability.

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