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Tests of new Challenger 3 tank shown in Britain

Tests of new Challenger 3 tank shown in Britain Photo: Britain showed tests of the new Challenger 3 tank (

The new British tank Challenger 3 has undergone testing. This tank will become the "most lethal" combat vehicle in the history of the British Army, according to the Ministry of Defence of Britain on X.

The latest tanks are manufactured at the Rheinmetall BAE factory in the British city of Telford.

Combat firings took place in northern Germany following a visit by the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to Berlin.

During the qualification firings, the first Challenger 3 tank fired at targets from various distances to ensure accuracy.

As noted in Britain, thanks to its increased resilience and devastating firepower, the Challenger 3 can boast an "impressive array of state-of-the-art technologies," making it the "most lethal and resilient" tank ever used by the British army.

What else is known about the Challenger 3

It's worth noting that Britain previously unveiled and showcased the new Challenger 3. It's the first fully British tank in the last 22 years.

The Ministry of Defence of Britain notes that the latest combat vehicle is developed to meet all NATO standards. It features enhanced sensors, advanced armor, and an active protection system. The Challenger 3 is expected to be in service with the British army from 2024. It's planned to manufacture 140 such tanks.

The Challenger 3 tank can reach speeds of up to 60 km/h and is capable of firing 120mm shells.

It's worth adding that the United Kingdom has transferred Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine. As known, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received 14 Challenger 2 tanks, which are already being deployed on the battlefield.