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Jankel has been selected to supply crew seats for the British Army’s CHALLENGER 3 MBT modernisation programme. The company reports that it has been contracted by the prime contractor, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), to develop and supply seating systems with a high level of protection for commanders, gunners and loaders. Jankel has indicated that the contract is worth £2m (€2.4m).

The programme is divided into two phases. The development phase is to cover the design, development and integration of the new seats and will be concluded by design reviews and acceptance testing. In the manufacturing phase, Jankel is expected to deliver a total of 444 seats for the 148 MBTs from 2025.

RBSL was awarded the CHALLENGER modernisation contract by the UK MoD in May 2021. Delivery, originally scheduled for 2027 to 2030, is to be brought forward, starting in 2025, according to recent reports.