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​Germany Army bolsters armoured capabilities

12th May 2017 - 10:38 GMT | by Nicholas Fiorenza in Brussels


Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), has signed a 760-million euro contract with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to upgrade 104 Leopard 2 MBTs for the Germany army. The tanks will be upgraded to the latest A7V standard.

The upgrade will increase the number and quality of Germany's Leopard 2 fleet. German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen had already announced in 2015 that the number of German MBTs would be increased to 328 in response to the Ukraine crisis.

This is only a fraction of the thousands of tanks Germany had in the Cold War,

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Nicholas Fiorenza


Nicholas Fiorenza

Nicholas Fiorenza is a Shephard contributor based in Brussels.

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