Krauss-Maffei Wegmann KMW will deliver 7 Leopard 2 Leguan bridge layer to German army 13110161

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Krauss-Maffei Wegmann KMW will deliver 7 Leopard 2 Leguan bridge layer to German army.
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed an agreement on the procurement of seven Leguan bridge laying systems on the Leopard 2 chassis in Koblenz on 27.10.2016.
     
The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed an agreement on the procurement of seven Leguan bridge laying systems on the Leopard 2 chassis in Koblenz on 27.10.2016. The LEGUAN bridge layer can configure one bridge of 26 meters length or two of 14 meters length.
     
The project also includes transport systems as well as training simulators and ancillary equipment. The vehicles will be supplied to the Bundeswehr between 2018 and 2021. The total order volume amounts to roughly EUR 88 million.

This will enable the Bundeswehr to cross water obstacles and gaps in terrain, even with heavy machinery in military load class MLC80 (approx. 72 tons). Germany had warranted this capability to NATO regarding its involvement in the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) as of 2019. The system is capable of transporting and laying one 26 metre long bridge or alternatively two bridges with a length of 14 metres each.

The Leguan bridage layer is maunfactured by the German Defense Company KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann). The Leguan Leopard 2 is based on the hull and chassis of the Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Leopard 2 MBT with all main and subcomponents unchanged. The standard turret is removed and two 14 m bridges are mounted in the center of the chassis.

The Leguan on Leopard 2 chassis is now being used by five user nations. A total of 17 countries operate the Leguan bridge laying system on different mobility platforms.
 

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