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Chieftain Tank

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce the replacement for the Chieftain tank.

Initial development of the new generation main battle tank (MBT-80) to replace the Chieftain began in September 1978. The possibility of an interim purchase of tanks to enhance our existing capability is under consideration and a decision will be announced as soon as possible.