KMW – The systems supplier

Military systems are complex, highly networked cutting-edge technology. In order for them to achieve their full potential, the final product must offer more than the sum of its parts. KMW is there to meet this demand: in development, production, infrastructure, training, logistics and customer service. We practice integration – with experience and passion. Our customers expect a partner who is an expert at everything. A partner who provides and supports solutions from under one roof. A systems supplier.

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Market leader for heavily armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles in Europe

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) was incepted in 1999 when the military sector of Krauss-Maffei AG was acquired by Wegmann GmbH. Since then, it has grown to become the market leader for heavily armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles in Europe. Today, KMW is a systems supplier which develops, produces and supports a broad product portfolio with more than 4,000 employees at 16 sites in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the USA. This includes main battle tanks, artillery systems, infantry fighting vehicles, anti-aircraft, reconnaissance and bridge laying systems as well as air-loadable and armoured wheeled vehicles.

In addition, KMW has far-reaching system competencies in civilian and military simulation, command and control systems and remote-controlled carriages with reconnaissance and observation equipment. Over 50 nations worldwide rely on products from KMW. Since 2015, KMW has been a company in the German-French defence group KMW + NEXTER Defense Systems (KNDS).

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Vehicles

International standard for heavily armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles. Quality made in Germany.

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Training and simulation

Realistic training, high-resolution image reproduction – virtual terrain

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Bridges

From the HSTB light bridge system to the highly mobile and flexible LEGUAN bridge-layer: KMW has a customer-oriented solution for any task to ensure mobility in deployment.

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Artillery

The threat and mission environments of the 21st century require a new class of artillery in mobility, firepower, automation and protection.

  • RCH 155 – Facts and information
  • APVT – At home in two worlds
  • FLW 100, FLW 200, FLW 200+
  • Spare parts logistics

RCH 155 – Combination of automated artillery firepower and armoured wheeled mobility

A systematic development of the PzH 2000, the RCH 155 is a lighter, more flexible and long-range artillery weapon for all areas of use, providing ultimate protection for the crew. In addition to high flexibility and top mobility, the BOXER drive module of the RCH 155 provides its crew with exceptional survivability and superior protection from mines, IEDs and ballistic threats.

  • Superior combat range (currently < 54 km) and large battlefield coverage thanks to the 155mm/L52 gun
  • Fully automatic projectile loading system
  • Fully automatic electrical gun laying system
  • High-precision navigation system, with or without GPS support

APVT – Amphibious Protected Vehicle Tracked

The APVT demonstrator is an amphibious battle vehicle with a combat weight of 30 tons which combines mobility on land and water in a modern, fully armoured tracked vehicle.

  • Highly modern, innovative amphibious tracked vehicle
  • Bidirectional and optimised for deployment on land and water
  • Rapid switchover from land to water travel
  • Passive all-round protection for the crew

Remote-controlled weapon stations – modular configuration provides maximum flexibility

The lightweight, gyro-stabilised weapon stations provide optimal reconnaissance and self-protection capabilities of the highest technological level. Modular optronic sensor systems ensure optimal battlefield surveillance, target acquisition and engagement by day, night and under poor visibility.

  • Adaptation of ballistic protection modules
  • Capability expansions
  • Integration in command and simulation systems

Spare parts logistics with the MULTIBOX system solution

Operability over the system’s entire life cycle

The multimodal solution for availability and supply security in mission logistics. With the MULTIBOX system solution, KMW offers high availability of spare parts, special tools and service products and promotes effectiveness and efficiency in mission logistics. Demand forecasts based on long-standing experience and the specific usage profile ensure high service quality. Service-level framework agreements and vendor-managed inventory are guarantors for high system availability.

  • MULTIBOX system solution
  • Tailor-made spare parts logistics
  • Supply strategies
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Leopard’s home

Over 50 nations worldwide rely on products from KMW.

News

You will find the latest news below. Further news can be found in our news and media area.

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Roll-out of the first Norwegian Leopard 2 bridge layer LEGUAN at KMW

27.10.2021
- Munich, Oslo

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has symbolically handed over the first of a total of six LEOPARD 2-based LEGUAN bridge laying systems to high-ranking representatives of the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) during a roll-out ceremony.

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Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and DEFENTURE plan cooperation

16.09.2021
- Munich/Tiel

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), the German systems supplier for battle tanks and combat systems, and Defenture, the Dutch manufacturer of special-purpose vehicles, intend to enter into close strategic cooperation. A letter of intent (LoI) has already been signed by both companies.

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Ministry of Defence orders capability upgrade of 154 PUMA infantry fighting vehicles

28.06.2021
- Koblenz/Kassel

Projekt System & Management GmbH (PSM), a joint venture of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, has signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment (BAAINBw) to retrofit 154 PUMA infantry fighting vehicles in service with the Bundeswehr.

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Axel Scheibel appointed to the Management Board of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

25.06.2021
- Munich

The Supervisory Board of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has appointed Dr.-Ing. Axel Scheibel (59) to the company’s Management Board. In his new function, he will be responsible for development and production from 1 July 2021, thus completing the management body traditionally consisting of three persons, in which Ralf Ketzel (CEO) and Horst Rieder (CFO) temporarily shared Axel Scheibel’s future tasks.

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Delivery of the GTK Boxer vehicles ordered by the Bundeswehr now completed

23.06.2021
- Munich

ARTEC GmbH, as a contractual partner and subsidiary of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall, has officially handed over the last of the Boxer armoured transport vehicles (GTK) ordered to date by the Bundeswehr to representatives of the Federal procurement agency (BAAINBw) and the Ministry of Defence.

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