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The UK invented the first tanks. Now it may retire them for good | Forbes
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The UK invented the first tanks. Now it may retire them for good | Forbes

The UK is discussing retiring the British tank fleet as a review of defense and foreign policy favors funding for satellites and cyber-warfare. This could make the UK potentially the first major military power to give up on the main battle tank entirely. The tanks have not received any upgrades as compared to their foreign counterparts. With the British economy declining due to Brexit and COVID, it may no longer afford to maintain tank fleet military capabilities and would prefer to specialize in air, naval, and cyber-warfare domains.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastienroblin/2020/09/01/the-uk-invented-the-first-tanks-now-it-may-retire-them-for-good/#10d5ebef3633

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