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Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank Celebrates 40th Anniversary

by MSI

You can read the news article published in the December 2019 Issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review here:


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) announced on 20 November, its celebration of the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Leopard 2 main battle tank. At an event attended by military officials and sector representatives to mark the occasion, a panel discussion was held to discuss the future of Leopard 2, entitled “A European Tank Fleet: First Step Towards a European Army?” Leopard 2, which was introduced to the inventory of the Unified Armed Forces of Germany (Bundeswehr) in 1979, has undergone many modernisations and upgrades with modern technologies over time. The armed forces of 19 countries, including the Turkish Land Forces, are using its various variants, the most recent of which is the Leopard 2A7V variant.

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