08 Jun '16, 1pm
We designed and manufactured Challenger 2 – the British Army’s iconic battle tank https://t.co/47KWB5D5k1
One of the first tanks to feature augmented reality in its sighting systems, Challenger 2 was a huge step forward both in tank design and in capability for the British Army. In addition to more advanced sighting systems, the probability of hitting a target was hugely increased by a combination of better gun control equipment and a more advanced digital Fire Control System, providing a highly stable and accurate gun even when moving at speed over rough terrain. Not only did the day and night thermal imaging allow much improved threat identification, but the sighting system allowed 360 degree monitoring, with the ability to divide segments of the battlefield between individual crew members to ensure constant surveillance. As with any tank, Challenger 2 needed an effective combination of mobility, armour and firepower. Firepower was achieved with an impressive 120mm gun deliv...