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The dates were announced by the Bundeswehr for a new generation tank

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The German Ministry of Defense has officially confirmed that a new generation tank, developed jointly with France as part of the Main Ground Combat System program, will be sent to the troops in 2035. In parallel with this, however, is the modernization of those in service tanks Leopard 2.


In a recent report, the German Ministry of Defense presented a schedule for the next-generation tank program under the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) project. Earlier reports were confirmed that this platform should enter the troops from 2035 year. By that time, almost 60 years after the introduction of the Leopard 2 tank, even its deep modernization “cannot guarantee that the Leopard 2 is that fighting vehicle that will be able to fully respond to new threats,” the report said.

The successor tank’s successor program was implemented in order to maintain the ability to act “in particular against mechanized and armored forces, as part of the defense of the state and allies.” The project is being implemented jointly with France, but Germany has taken on the main role in it.

With German thoroughness


The program schedule clearly reflects the planned steps. At the technology demonstration phase foreseen in 2019 – 2025, innovative concepts selected at the national level will be developed as part of a study of the architecture of the future platform. The latter should comply with national and international standards for the compatibility of individual components. The relevant document must be submitted to the German Parliament for approval in the first quarter of 2020.

At the next stage, as expected, in the 2024 – 2027 years, a prototype MGCS will be created to confirm the requirements of the customer organization. It is expected that with the 2028 of the year the tank project will enter the final phase of implementation, and with the 2035 of the year, deliveries of finished vehicles to the troops will begin.

In parallel with the development of the MGCS program, Germany will modernize its Leopard 2 tanks in service. According to the report, during the period from January 1 to September 30 of the current year, the army received part of the ordered Leopard 2A6 MA tanks with a communication system adapted specifically for cooperation with Dutch units.

The report does not explicitly state this, but recently the Bundeswehr also received the first of the tanks of the latest version of the Leopard 2A7V. The modernization of the fleet of these machines continues.
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  1. awdrgy
    awdrgy 11 December 2019 11: 06
    -5
    And from whom to defend Germany? Who needs dirty areas without resources with a high population density? By and large, the German army is not needed at all They need to invest in "space" and not engage in nonsense
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 11 December 2019 11: 19
      +4
      And from whom to defend Germany?


      Why did you decide that Germany and France, the members of NATO, were going to defend themselves?

      When resources and territory can be taken away, then why not pay the natives for all this money.
      1. awdrgy
        awdrgy 11 December 2019 11: 29
        +2
        Because 1 as it is written, within the framework of defense 2 if for an attack, because in the process of weaning the resources run out well or there will be much less of them, and what is the proportion of that Germany?
      2. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 11 December 2019 11: 30
        -2
        Germany hardly needs a new tank for defense. And indeed, they hardly need it. request
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 11 December 2019 11: 40
          +2
          Yes, and Germany does not need nafig. )))
          1. Hort
            Hort 11 December 2019 13: 37
            +1
            right, we need the German Federal District))
    2. 32363
      32363 11 December 2019 14: 29
      0
      Quote: awdrgy
      And from whom to defend Germany? Who needs dirty areas without resources with a high population density? By and large, the German army is not needed at all They need to invest in "space" and not engage in nonsense

      so the world travels on leopards, purely for sale, and a little for themselves, even Jews have it, and then the armor is 80 percent German, not to mention some others. laughing
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 11 December 2019 19: 11
        0
        Quote: 32363
        So half the world travels on leopards

        And they burn well, they saw it in Syria. It's not clear what they mean by "new tank"? So far, this is the Leopard hull, onto which the Leclerc turret has been moved. What happens next, we'll see.
    3. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 11 December 2019 15: 42
      -1
      Germany can develop .... the United States will look, test .... and will begin to produce on the scale they need. There are examples.
  2. Crimean partisan 1974
    Crimean partisan 1974 11 December 2019 11: 14
    0
    Even from the article, I did not understand what exactly the milking of the new generation is there ??? scored another five tons to 70 !!! Yeah. new generation it is. fatter than the previous
  3. VSZMK
    VSZMK 11 December 2019 11: 18
    +3
    According to two contracts, 2 vehicles of other modifications will be converted to Leopard 7A205V tanks. They will be equipped with four tank battalions in the future. Two more battalions will continue to operate the older Leopards of the 2A6 modification - of the order of 90 units. 32 of the obsolete Leopard 2A4 will be sent for storage.
    1. Crimean partisan 1974
      Crimean partisan 1974 11 December 2019 12: 44
      -2
      According to two contracts, Leopard 2A7V tanks will be converted .... thus, there is no talk of a new generation ..... we are talking about "make-up" for the old maid, then why the article. this makes no sense
  4. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 11 December 2019 11: 19
    0
    Fifteen years to develop and adopt? As for me, this is unreasonably long! Especially for technically advanced countries. Rather, the padis will die ....
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 11 December 2019 11: 28
      -1
      E-e-e-Estonne pace to the German comrades! wassat
    2. dzvero
      dzvero 11 December 2019 12: 20
      +1
      Fifteen years is even optimistic and it is not a matter of technical development. The Germans have already passed with MVT-70. The project is interethnic, anything can happen and it is possible that in twenty years there will be Leclerc-2 and Leopard-3, not very similar to each other ...
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 11 December 2019 11: 25
    0
    The German Ministry of Defense has officially confirmed that a new generation tank, developed jointly with France as part of the Main Land Combat System program, will go to the troops in 2035

    You can not raise this topic at all.
    1. iConst
      iConst 11 December 2019 11: 33
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      You can not raise this topic at all.

      I agree - perhaps the Majlis of the European Emirates will cancel this.
    2. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins 11 December 2019 11: 35
      +2
      I’m afraid that some of the current forum participants will not live up to the discussion of the news about the adoption of the first tanks of the new generation of the Bundeswehr, so that we can all be healthy!)
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 11 December 2019 11: 49
        +1
        Obvious and very likely ... if they don't invent a pill for old age in the near future!
  6. Yrec
    Yrec 11 December 2019 11: 36
    0
    Hmm, by that time or donkey or padish ...
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 December 2019 11: 44
    0
    this platform should enter the troops since 2035
    That is, in 15 years, it will only begin to enter the troops. At the same time, the new minister (ministerial) yells like a madman that it is necessary to talk with Russia only from a position of strength. Relying on American strength? In vain. Today the Americans threaten you with sanctions for the "SP-2", prepare you for 4% contributions to NATO, and tomorrow they will run to fight for you? They say rightly that sometimes it is better to remain silent than to say something.
    1. Hort
      Hort 11 December 2019 13: 39
      0
      Americans with their threats and demands are actively preparing the way for the creation of independent European forces.
  8. knn54
    knn54 11 December 2019 11: 49
    0
    Not only the Bundeswehr, but also the French.
  9. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 11 December 2019 11: 56
    0
    No one really knows what kind of war to prepare for, but judging by the experience of local conflicts, the future war will be primarily a war of target designation and the role of tanks on it can be reduced to occupying the borders after artillery or missile strikes
  10. cniza
    cniza 11 December 2019 12: 14
    0
    The project is being implemented jointly with France, but Germany has taken on the main role in it.


    Until Germany expels the United States from its territory, they will not allow anything to be done.
  11. 5-9
    5-9 11 December 2019 12: 48
    0
    Until 2030, putting 152 mm on the T-14 does not make sense ...
  12. Starper-xnumx
    Starper-xnumx 11 December 2019 16: 51
    0
    We remember German tankers in Russia ... soldier Reading such articles, something is flowing in the soul .. The memory of blood is called hi .
    I hope the Germans also remembered our tank armada for generations and destroyed Berlin?