The Netherlands to procure 5 KMW Leguan bridge layers 52112162

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The Netherlands to procure 5 KMW Leguan bridge layers
On behalf of the Dutch procurement office (DMO), the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) signed an agreement with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for the procurement of five Leguan bridge layer systems on Leopard 2 chassis on 20 December, 2016. The entire procurement plan also includes training simulators, accessory equipment and an option for additional bridge layer systems. The vehicles will be transferred to the Dutch army in 2019 and 2020.
     
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The Leguan Leopard 2 bridge layer armoured tracked vehicle or AVLB (Armoured Vehicle-Launched Bridge), here on display at Eurosatory 2014
     
The Dutch army is the sixth user of the Leguan on Leopard 2 chassis. In total, armies from 17 countries operate the Leguan bridge layer system on various mobility platforms.

This version of the Leguan is capable of laying and transporting two 14 metre long bridges or one 26 metre long bridge, even under combat conditions.

The Leguan Leopard 2 is a bridge layer tracked armoured vehicle or AVLB (Armoured Vehicle-Launched Bridge) designed and manufactured by the German Company KMW Krauss-Maffe-Wegmann. The system LEGUAN LEOPARD 2 unites the well-known very high mobility of the LEOPARD 2 battle tank and the interoperability of the LEGUAN bridge laying system.
     
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The LEGUAN bridge layer is capable of laying and transporting one bridge of 26 meters length or two bridges of 14 meters length. The width of the obstacles to be overcome can be up to 24 or 12 meters correspondingly (Photo KMW)
 

 

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