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Finland modernizes Leopard 2 main battle tank fire control system

The total funding is 10 million euros. Credit: Finnish Defense Forces.

The Finnish Defense Forces will sign an agreement to upgrade the fire control system for the Leopard 2 main battle tank (MBT).

The following signatures have been approved by the Finnish Ministry of Defense.

The German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will undertake the work of the Finnish Army’s Leopard 2A4 and 2A6MBT, originally sourced from Germany and the Netherlands.

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Colonel Reiner Peltoniemi, an infantry inspector at the Finnish Army Command, said:

“This will greatly improve the MBT’s firepower, availability, and ability to support the military.”

According to the Finnish Defense Forces, procurement will show new capabilities, and ballistic upgrades will allow the use of “multipurpose HE / FRAG rounds” for training as of 2023.

Implementation of the contract also includes donations from Wehrmacht’s strategic partner, Milog, who provides expert resources for logistics and installation work.

The total funding is 10 million euros.

Upgrade work will begin early next year and will run until 2026.

Developed by KMW Leopard 2 MBT It is the successor to Leopard 1.



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