To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu

Norway shortlists two candidates for future MBT solution

23rd November 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

Norway is looking for new MBTs to replace its decades-old Leopard 2 A4 fleet and increase the operational capability of the army as part of a broader restructuring effort

The Norwegian MoD has identified the South Korean K2 Black Panther and the German Leopard 2 A7 (pictured) as potential solutions to meet a requirement to improve the army's MBT fleet. 

The number of tanks, cost framework and project timescale are still to be defined but a Norwegian MoD spokesperson was able to tell Shephard that that the new MBTs will replace Leopard 2 A4 tanks that are more than 30 years old. 

These MBTs have shortcomings 'when it comes to fulfilling today’s operational requirements', the spokesperson noted, emphasising that ‘the main goal of purchasing new tanks is to increase …

Want to read more?

To read this article, along with thousands of others like it, start your Premium News free trial.

Start Trial or log in here

Share to