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KMW signs Qatar MBT and artillery deal

18th April 2013 - 15:40 GMT | by Claire Apthorp


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has announced that it has signed a contract with the Emirate of Qatar to supply the PzH 2000 artillery system and Leopard 2 main battle tank (MBT). The contract forms an important aspect of the nation’s ongoing efforts to modernise its land forces.

The contract, with a total value of €1.89 billion, will see KMW deliver 24 PzH 2000 artillery systems and 62 Leopard 2 MBTs. The agreement also includes the delivery of peripheral equipment, training installations and additional services.

Qatar’s land forces currently operate an ageing fleet of tanks and artillery that is in parts more

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Claire Apthorp


Claire Apthorp

As a freelance defence writer, Claire regularly contributes to some of the UK’s leading defence magazines, …

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