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Saab bags Leopard 2 electronics order

12th August 2016 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has received a $15.29 million order to develop new vehicle electronics for the Leopard 2 tank from prime contractor Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), it announced on 10 August.

The order covers the design and development of vehicle electronics, delivery of vehicle electronics units and cables, and training and documentation. The new electronics will enable the tank to be integrated with the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System in Swedish Army service.

Deliveries will take place 2018-2022.

Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area support and services, said: 'It's important that the tank is integrated into the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System. The order reinforces our role both as a supplier for the Battalion Combat Management System and as a supplier and partner of the Swedish Army and the international defence industry.'

KMW supplies the Leopard 2 tank to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration. The tank is designated Stridsvagn 122 in Sweden.

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