A report by The Times suggests the plans have been drawn up as part of proposals to radically modernise the Armed Forces and cut costs.
It claims the Government will examine the idea, as the cost of upgrading Britain's 227 Challenger 2 tanks, and the supporting 388 Warrior armoured fighting vehicles, has soared.
Last year, then-Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt said both vehicles were "obsolete".
Lucy Fisher, Defence Editor for The Times and the journalist behind the report, told Forces News the place of the tank in the UK Armed Forces is now "incredibly vulnerable"
Cyber and Space are important aspects of modern warfare yet fall into the support arms not direct action. Increasingly in the theatre of operations Tanks and armor are more relevant today than they have been in the past. It’s not a question of No money it’s a question of programming. Getting the management inline and moving forward to do the work.New defence landscapes such as cyber and space were detailed by the newspaper as a priority for the military
The Ministry of Defence has also been accused of failing to advise ministers of the full cost and impact of the loss of the planes.
Almost £4bn has been spent on the project and it will cost £200m to scrap the aircraft and pay compensation to the manufacturers, BAE Systems.
Putting money on modernization doesn't matter much as UK has previously cancelled projects it has thrown billions at.
British armored regime is broken into three major partsThat was almost a decade ago, and it wasn't a modernisation - it was trying to build new aircraft using airframes from old planes that weren't built to a conforming standard (because before Mrs Thatcher British industry had a habit of "making things do" rather than making them well) and therefore proved far more expensive than was planned.
If the Challenger 2 is upgraded it might theoretically be sold at some point, but it sure as hell won't be thrown in the bin for an off-the-shelf purchase. There's little reason for the upgrade to go so badly wrong it needs to be scrapped.