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KMW proposes European Leopard 2 fleet

04 December 2017

German armoured vehicle producer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has proposed the creation of a European main battle tank (MBT) fleet. The company proposes in the 24 November issue of the German defence newsletter Griephan Briefe upgrading obsolete versions of its Leopard 2 MBTs from various countries to a common EU standard and leasing them to nations that require them. The proposal comes in the wake of a project launched by the European Defence Agency (EDA) aimed at optimising existing European MBT capabilities. The EDA issued a request for information to EU defence industry associations on 22 September to elaborate a business case for upgrading the EU-wide Leopard 2A4 fleet to the A7 version.



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