KMW signed a € 34 million contract with the Swedish procurement authorities for the purchase of three LEGUAN bridge layers on LEOPARD 2 chassis.
The order includes peripheral services and training equipment, as well as an option for further vehicles.
In this variant, the LEGUAN is capable of laying a 26 meter bridge or two 14 meter bridges independent of each other, whose MLC 80 (approx. 70t) load capacity can be used by even the heaviest equipment.
Rheinmetall has won an order for its state-of-the-art, high-mobility truck families from Norway and Sweden, who intend to buy as many as two thousand military logistics vehicles with a total value of over €1 billion. Following the Norwegian procurement authorities, today Sweden too signed the framework agreement for joint procurement of military logistics vehicles from Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV)
The Swedish government is planning to equip fighter jets with cruise missiles, following the announcement made on a military spending hike linked to the Ukraine crisis. “In the future the ability to combat longer range targets can be important,” Defence Minister Karin Enstroem was quoted as saying by Sveriges Radio, adding that the missiles would have “a high precision which acts as a deterrent”
Sweden plans to increase its annual defence spending over the next 10 years, citing the crisis in Ukraine and an "unsettling" development in Russia. The government on Tuesday said that spending would rise gradually until 2024, when the annual defence budget increase would be around 5
The Swedish Armed Forces may acquire more Gripen E to support its existing operational capacity on account of possible lending of Gripen C/D to Brazil and Switzerland in the near future, according to Corren.se
The Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Turkey agreed in November 2008 that the Turkish Armed Forces will buy 36 bridge laying armoured vehicles of the LEGUAN type, which is based on the LEOPARD 1. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co
The German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed an agreement on the procurement of seven Leguan bridge laying systems on the Leopard 2 chassis. The project also includes transport systems as well as training simulators and ancillary equipment
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will be exhibiting the latest generation vehicle systems at IDEX 2015. KMW is presenting the GTK Boxer as a wheeled armoured personnel carrier variant with a Puma turret for the first time
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