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11:15 AM, October 29, 2019
Bundeswehr Gets First Upgraded Leopard 2A7V MBT
Leopard 2 A7+ tank

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has handed over first of 104 Leopard 2 main battle tanks upgraded to the A7V standard, to the Bundeswehr at a ceremony held in Munich city, Germany.

German troops will receive the remaining tanks by 2023, Berlin-based BR24 reported Tuesday.

The contract worth $843 million (Euro 760 million) to modernise Bundeswehr’s fleet of Leopard tanks was inked in 2017. The involves transforming a total of 68 Leopard 2A4, 16 Leopard 2A6 and 20 Leopard 2A7MBTs, and bringing them up to A7V standard.