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Royal Danish Army receives first upgraded Leopard 2s

07 February 2020
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The Royal Danish Army received its first Leopard 2A7 main battle tanks (MBTs) upgraded in Germany from the 2A5 version at the Dragoon Barracks in Holstebro, the Forsvaret (armed forces) announced on its website on 5 February.

The Royal Danish Army has received its first Leopard 2A7 MBT. (Forsvaret)The Royal Danish Army has received its first Leopard 2A7 MBT. (Forsvaret)

Colonel Anders Poulsen, commander of the Jutland Dragoon Regiment, stressed the importance of receiving a tank that meets new requirements for armour, mobility and armament, allowing instructors, mechanics, and crews to begin training before the Leopard 2A7s are transferred to the Royal Danish Army's 1st Brigade in May.

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