HC Deb 18 February 1975 vol 886 c347W
Mr. Critchley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for a collaborative project with one or several European allies for a battletank to replace the Chieftain, AMX 30 and Leopard in the late 1980s.

Mr. William Rodgers

Since 1972 concept studies have been proceeding with the Federal Republic of Germany on a future main battle tank for the late 1980s, with a view to collaborative development. Other NATO allies are kept informed about the project.