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The latest version of the Leopard 2 battle tank has been handed over on 29 October 2019 by the general contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann to the German Army and the Danish armed forces. 40 years after the first introduction to the troops the standard tanks of NATO has been thoroughly revised one more time, to meet the threat to the requirements of the inserts.

As reported by the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann protection, mobility, firepower and trackability were significantly increased. Key features include an even higher level of protection, a high-performance power supply, new ABC and air conditioning systems and the integration of C4 I systems to meet the requirements of a modern network-centric operations. The modernization of the drive train and a further optimization of weapon stabilization when driving agility and enhance combat capability of the vehicles.

Photo: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

Both nations have comparable versions of the seventh generation of the battle tank Leopard 2. The Danish army until 2022 a total of 44 Leopard 2 A7 received. The army is equipped to 2023 with a total of 104 Leopard 2 A7V. Then the army will have a total of 328 Leopard main battle tank. 2 It is planned that in the medium term all battle tanks are placed the army on the same technical level.

Gerhard Heiming