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Bundeswehr Orders 18 New LEOPARD 2 A8 Tanks

The Leopard 2 A8 model will be an evolution of the Leopard 2 A7 (seen here) with additional improvements [© Carl Schulze]

German Bundeswehr orders 18 new LEOPARD 2 A8 battle tanks and triggers the option for twelve new PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzers.

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Press Release, Munich/Koblenz, 25 May 2023: The Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) a contract for the production of 18 new type LEOPARD 2 A8 battle tanks. The contract was signed by both parties in Koblenz. Delivery of the systems is scheduled to begin in 2025. The new LEOPARD 2 A8s will replace the German tank force’s vehicles, which were recently handed over to Ukraine as part of military support operations.

The framework agreement concluded today also includes options for the production of a further 105 LEOPARD 2 A8s and a comprehensive service package. In addition KMW has also been commissioned to produce twelve new PzH 2000 for the German artillery force as part of the option agreement made in March 2023. In total, the option includes 18 PzH 2000 type howitzers in three lots of six systems.

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