The announcement of a joint venture (JV) between BAE Systems and Rheinmetall on 21 January has highlighted a number of areas of competition and collaboration.
Jennifer Osbaldestin, managing director of BAE Systems Land UK, told Jane's that the Telford facility stands to be a "key winner" in the project.
With BAE Systems and Rheinmetall being competitors in the UK's Challenger 2 Life Extension Project (LEP), Osbaldestin explained that even if the JV is approved, the competition between the companies would continue.
However, she confirmed that BAE Systems had agreed with Rheinmetall that the solution would be delivered from Telford regardless of the contract winner.
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