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The Bundeswehr signed a contract for the modernization of tanks Leopard 2

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German Rheinmetall Group Announces Modernization Contract 104 tanks Leopard 2 family into a new modification of Leopard 2A7V, reports bmpd.




The contract value was 118 million euros, the start of deliveries of the upgraded tanks is scheduled for 2020 year.

“Upgrades to the Leopard 2A7V version are subject to 68 machines Leopard 2A4, 16 Leopard 2A6 and 20 tanks Leopard 2A7. Moreover, only the latest 20 tanks of Leopard 2A7 are now in the Bundeswehr, ”the message says.

Earlier it was reported that 68 "Leopards" 2A4 will be purchased for upgrades from the presence of the Swedish army, and 16 tanks 2A6 will be acquired from the presence of the Dutch army.

Leopard 2A7V is a variant of further modernization of the Leopard 2A7 tank developed by the Rheinmetall group and was a competing proposal for the German Bundeswehr compared to the KMW version of the Leopard 2A7 +. In the designation of Leopard 2A7V, the letter “V” stands for “Verbessert,” that is, upgraded.

According to Rheinmetall, 68 upgraded Leopard 2A4 tanks will get 120-mm smoothbore L55A1 guns (instead of the old L44), the rest will probably remain with their L55 guns.

Previously, the company announced that in addition to L55A1 guns, upgrades Leopard 2A7V should include "the installation of climate control systems, 17-kilowatt auxiliary diesel generator set Steyr M12, vnutriperegovornuyu Thales SOTAS system, combat information control IFIS system, improved sights commander and gunner with Airbus ATTICA thermal imagers; Saab Barracuda Multispectral Masking System; enhanced mine protection, MKM programming system for DM11 high-explosive programmable shots. For the rest (including armor protection), the tank must comply with the level of Leopard 2A7. "

However, from the current press release of Rheinmetall it is unclear what specific improvements were included in the contract - only the possibility of using DM11 shots was confirmed.

The first two prototype demonstrators 2A7V are planned to be transferred to the troops for testing in the second half of 2018.

The resource recalls that the acquisition program for the Bundeswehr 104 of the modernized Leopard 2A7V tanks was announced in April 2016 by the German Defense Minister Ursula von der Layen and is part of the plan to strengthen the German army for the 2020 year.
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  1. Firework
    Firework 28 September 2017 15: 03
    +1
    it's time, Leopard tanks are outdated before the A5 modification
    1. DEPARTMENT
      DEPARTMENT 28 September 2017 15: 06
      +2
      Quote: Salute
      it's time, Leopard tanks are outdated before the A5 modification

      And the meaning ..? Against whom do they still want to fight again ..

      Ms. Merkel, do you think it will save you from the Russians ..?
      1. pjastolov
        pjastolov 28 September 2017 15: 09
        +5
        Do you want a German beer with sausages?
      2. win
        win 28 September 2017 15: 23
        +2
        Against whom do they still want to fight again

        Recently, information has appeared that German tanks are engaged in active hostilities in the Donbass: the Armed Forces of Ukraine specifically fired at the positions of the people's militia in the DPR and LPR.
        In addition, at the moment, Turkey is actively fighting “leopards” in Syrian territory.
        Of course, neither in Ukraine, nor in Turkey is the armament upgraded version of the 2A7V tank, but soon, it is alleged, military orders may sprinkle on Germany.
        Unless, of course, the new model will prove itself in all its glory.
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 28 September 2017 15: 25
          +7
          Quote: Siegen
          Allegedly, military orders may sprinkle on Germany.

          Well, yes ... it’s going to overwhelm all of Germany ... did you see the price of Leopold?
          1. win
            win 28 September 2017 16: 00
            +3
            I went through the Internet, but I couldn’t find the prices for tanks.
            And the orders ... Only Saudi Arabia in 2016 without stinting ordered 600-800 tanks.
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 28 September 2017 16: 09
              +4
              Quote: Siegen
              I went through the Internet, but I couldn’t find the prices for tanks.

              I’ll tell you, from 5 to 7 million non-Russian money apiece. This is for existing ones. And for new ones ... think for yourself ...
              1. Kasym
                Kasym 29 September 2017 00: 48
                +2
                The amount of the contract for 104 tanks + 32 suspension sets is 760 mil. Euro. And this is just a modernization of obsolete tanks. Therefore, the news is more than 7 million euros apiece, although here it matters from the number of orders. They are until 2023. want to be armed ... 328 tanks.
                The fact that tanks are redeemed indicates that there aren’t even old models in the reserve (stock) - they all sold out. I thought that the Germans had something in their warehouses. But as you can see, there’s no shisha. hi
        2. win
          win 28 September 2017 15: 25
          +1
          But where this version of the famous Leopard will be run in and will be able to demonstrate success is completely incomprehensible.
          Imaginary Russian aggression, which forces Germany to increase its defense budget and frantically upgrade old tanks, is just a convenient cover.
          Of course, if the Germans continue to “run into” and push new versions of the legendary tank to the borders of the Russian Federation, the Russian response will follow immediately.
          Only here, Germany is unlikely to be ready to give battle to Russian tanks, for example, Armata:
          "Leopards" do not surpass him, no matter how hard you try.
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 29 September 2017 00: 55
            +1
            There is no talk of any convulsive modernization. Until 2023 they want to have 328 pieces in service - this is in no way comparable to the number of tanks in the Russian Armed Forces. This is less than that of Kazakhstan. lol Merkel understands perfectly well that Moscow is not going to capture anyone, therefore she does not think to sharply raise the budget of the Moscow Region. This is possible only in the middle of the next. decades, and Trump may no longer be. hi
            The Germans and the French agree on the creation of a single MBT and fighter.
        3. Normal ok
          Normal ok 28 September 2017 16: 10
          +5
          Quote: Siegen
          Recently, information has appeared that German tanks are engaged in active hostilities in the Donbass: the Armed Forces of Ukraine specifically fired at the positions of the people's militia in the DPR and LPR.

          Recently, there have been reports that flying saucers are fighting in the Donbass. The Armed Forces of Ukraine precisely from such plates are firing at the positions of LDNR.
          Conclusion: read the yellow press less. No need to blush for comments.
        4. kapitan92
          kapitan92 28 September 2017 16: 19
          +4
          Quote: Siegen
          Recently, information has appeared that German tanks are engaged in active hostilities in the Donbass: the Armed Forces of Ukraine specifically fired at the positions of the people's militia in the DPR and LPR.

          Where does this information come from? Can you see the photo from the link?
          1. win
            win 28 September 2017 16: 30
            +1
            What I read, I wrote it.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4UGH7tv-fY
            http://rusvesna.su/news/1428852498
            1. kapitan92
              kapitan92 28 September 2017 16: 45
              +4
              Quote: Siegen
              What I read, I wrote it.
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4UGH7tv-fY
              http://rusvesna.su/news/1428852498

              You write tanks, and the "Russian spring" tank! article dated April 2015
              A fighter of the Russian Orthodox Army said that according to intelligence data in the Shirokino region, the German Leopard tank, which had previously been mistaken for the Black Panther tank, was being tested in combat conditions.
              Based on the test results, the APU must decide whether to take the tank into service.

              Source: http://rusvesna.su/news/1428852498
              1. win
                win 28 September 2017 18: 11
                +1
                In 2015, there was one tank, now there are many
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4UGH7tv-fY
                1. kapitan92
                  kapitan92 28 September 2017 21: 07
                  +4
                  I looked at your link, but you are an adult. Where was this recording made?
                  On the outskirts or in Poland? 2 battalions of the Tigers must be delivered to the Donbass by rail, unloaded, transported to the theater of war and not a single photo, image of the UAV, satellite, reconnaissance. What are you speaking about ???
      3. Deniska999
        Deniska999 28 September 2017 16: 01
        0
        Only Russia can upgrade weapons?
    2. Kurare
      Kurare 28 September 2017 16: 08
      +5
      Quote: Salute
      it's time, Leopard tanks are outdated before the A5 modification

      It was not even modernization that surprised me - this is normal, but the return purchase of used tanks with their subsequent modernization. In my opinion, this has not happened in Germany yet, they only bought new, and they sold outdated on.
      1. karelia-molot
        karelia-molot 28 September 2017 16: 25
        +2
        In the process, the production of new ones is an expensive pleasure for the budget, or now there is nowhere to produce ...
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 28 September 2017 16: 32
          +2
          Quote: karelia-molot
          In the process, the production of new ones is an expensive pleasure for the budget, or now there is nowhere to produce ...

          The production of the new is more expensive than the modernization of the old. Absolutely right. Germany just used to buy only the latest. At the same time, it supported the manufacturer. And there is where to produce, no one dismantled the Leopard production line. An example of this is the new 2A7, recently received by the Bundeswehr.
        2. Olegovi4
          Olegovi4 29 September 2017 20: 00
          0
          Quote: karelia-molot
          In the process, the production of new ones is an expensive pleasure for the budget, or now there is nowhere to produce ...

          Yes, they seemed to have a big contract with the Saudi Wahhabis for Tanchiki. apparently for themselves not when (and why not).
  2. san4es
    san4es 28 September 2017 16: 30
    +4
    German Rheinmetall Group Announces Contract for Modernization of 104 Leopard 2 Tanks

    1. Olegovi4
      Olegovi4 29 September 2017 20: 11
      +1
      Quote: san4es
      Leopard 2

      watched the video. after each shot, the barrel goes up. is it for recharge?
      1. san4es
        san4es 29 September 2017 20: 44
        +3
        Quote: Olegovi4
        ... the trunk goes up. is it for recharge?

        ... for sure soldier
  3. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 28 September 2017 16: 39
    +1
    "It was previously reported that 68 Leopards 2A4 will be purchased for modernization from the presence of the Swedish army, and 16 2A6 tanks will be acquired from the presence of the Dutch army."
    M-dya. Harshly, it seems to have enchanted the gloomy German genius. Well and goodies.
  4. pupsik
    pupsik 28 September 2017 17: 11
    0
    The 7th version of the leopard stands under 10 leam greens. Recently in the military-industrial complex or IEE read.
    True, the article is cap-hat, in style, our T-90 splits them awkwardly.
  5. Lesorub
    Lesorub 28 September 2017 18: 52
    +1
    And is in service with the Bundeswehr leopards 350 pieces of various modifications - more states do not allow)))
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 28 September 2017 20: 08
    0
    Too much importance is attached to this machine.
    Leopard 2 is a German main battle tank. By the beginning of 2015, more than 3000 cars of this type were produced. They are in service with the armies of Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Greece, Turkey and other countries.
    This machine is positioned as one of the most protected main battle tanks in the world (MBT)

    At the same time, according to a table published on the Internet, Turkish forces lost up to 10 Leopard 2A4 tanks that were destroyed, destroyed and captured during a confrontation with ISIS in Al-Baba in northern Syria.

    It turns out not everything is simple with this machine in combat use?
    1. Olegovi4
      Olegovi4 29 September 2017 20: 13
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      is not everything simple with this machine in combat use?

      Yes, any machine can be lost with idiotic use. Remember the videos how Turkish tanks were shot? like a dash in a Sunday park.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 29 September 2017 21: 43
        0
        Quote: Olegovi4
        Yes, any machine can be lost with idiotic use. Remember the videos how Turkish tanks were shot? like a dash in a Sunday park.

        But this is the loss of 10 cars at once in one battle. Ours are not stingy like that
  7. STORM 12
    STORM 12 29 September 2017 00: 27
    0
    modernization of 104 tanks
  8. Olegovi4
    Olegovi4 29 September 2017 19: 56
    0
    I wonder what will be the third leopoldik