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has in December 2018 Hungary the supply of 44 new-made battle tanks Leopard 2A7 + and 24 newly manufactured howitzers PzH2000 the main contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegman (KMW) commissioned. Thus Hungary is the 19 Leopard 2 user state and the eighth State of the user PzH2000.

Now Rheinmetall was commissioned as a partner of KMW to produce its weapons systems and fire control technology for the 44 battle tanks and weapons systems, fire control systems and chassis for self-propelled howitzers and deliver. There are also thirteen HX and TGS trucks. For delivery, the period from 2021 to 2025 was agreed.

Rheinmetall is the developer and manufacturer of the original 120 that is used in all versions of the battle tank Leopard 2 mm bare-tube technology. The same applies to the 155mm L52-weapon system of armored howitzer 2000 (PzH 2000).

The world's proven 120mm smooth tube technology was further developed both weapons-ammunition and other steadily by Rheinmetall. The + intended for the Leopard 2A7 pressure higher 120mm weapon system L55A1 has been successfully qualified the end of 2017 and will be delivered in mid-2018 already for two Leopard 2 user nations and scaffolded. The weapon system L55A1 is capable of shooting the purpose programmable cartridge DM11 beyond.

Kanonen und Lkw für Ungarn

Rheinmetall also has an extensive track vehicle expertise and OEMs. The chassis of the 2000 tank have been developed at Rheinmetall.

Gerhard Heiming