Challenger 2 is the main battle tank (MBT) of the British Army. It was designed and built by the British company Vickers Defence Systems (now known as BAE Systems Land & Armaments) and has been in service since 1998. Production ceased in 2002, but the Army plans to keep the vehicle operational until 2035 with its current Life Extension Project. The Army is currently equipped with 249 Challenger 2 tanks (UK Armed Forces Equipment and Formations 2016). Unit cost is estimated at upwards of £4 million (1999 prices).

Royal Challenger

King’s Royal Hussars with the Challenger 2 Pictured is a Challenger 2 (CR2) taking part in a rehearsal for the Land Combat Power Visit (LCPV) at Copehill Down Village, Salisbury Plain. The Kings Royal Hussars (KRH) Battlegroup and the Royal Welsh demonstrated the combat power of their units. The Challenger 2 is the British Army’s […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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Ex Spring Storm

King’s Royal Hussars in Estonia Pictured is a Challenger 2 main battle tank operated by the King’s Royal Hussars. Having laid down smoke cover, the tank is driving through the screen. Part of the Royal Armoured Corp, the King’s Royal Hussars are on deployment to Estonia as part of the UK-led NATO battlegroup, codenamed Operation […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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Op CABRIT

King’s Royal Hussars in Estonia Around 700 British soldiers deployed on Operation CABRIT are taking part in Exercise Spring Storm, a major Estonian-led exercise involving 10,000 NATO troops. The UK-led NATO battle group sees the King’s Royal Hussars, freshly depoloyed to Estonia, operating the Challenger 2 main battle tank, with support from Apache and Wildcat […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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