KMW | Signature of EUR 300 million deal for upgrade of Swedish Leopard 2 battle tanks
Defence Redefined
Published on 13/10/2023 at 18:02

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has signed a contract with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), part of KNDS, for the upgrade of 44 Leopard 2 (Stridsvagn 122) battle tanks of the Swedish Armed Forces.

According to FMV, the contract is worth EUR 302 million. The modernization of the Swedish Stridsvagn 122 battle tank fleet will enable the Swedish Armed Forces to operate these tanks at least into the 2030s.

FMV stated in a release that the scope of the Stridsvagn 122 modernization includes, among other things, the integration of a new main gun (probably L55A1), resulting in an increased capability for the battle tank to use programmable ammunition. 

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Furthermore, the upgrade includes the replacement of all electronic components in the platform so that the system is in line with other modern Leopard 2s, new night sights for the gunner and commander, a driving camera for the driver, and a new track unit.

After the upgrade, the tank will receive the designation Stridsvagn 122A.

The upgrade work will be conducted at the KMW plant in Munich, Germany. The first batch of upgraded tanks is expected to be delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces in 2026.

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