Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has signed on March 21, 2019 an agreement with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for the procurement of six Leguan bridge layer systems on Leopard 2 chassis. In addition to the vehicle systems, training simulators and a peripheral package are also part of the procurement project. Delivery will start in summer 2022. Norway has been using the Leguan on Leopard 1 basis for over 20 years and as the eight nation is now proceeding to the next generation of a powerful Leguan system on Leopard 2 chassis. To date, armies from 18 countries have opted for the Leguan bridge system.
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a company belonging to the Franco-German defence technology group KNDS, is the market leader in Europe for heavily armoured wheel and tracked vehicles. At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, United Kingdom, Mexico, Singapore and the USA, more than 4,000 employees develop, manufacture and support a comprehensive product portfolio. This ranges from air-transportable and heavily armoured wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, AMPV*, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) to reconnaissance air defence and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, remote controlled howitzer 155, self-propelled howitzer 2000, DONAR* and AGM) to main battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), armoured infantry fighting vehicles (PUMA*) and bridge-laying systems. It also includes command and information systems as well as remote-controlled gun mounts with reconnaissance and observation equipment. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG also has extensive system expertise in the areas of civilian and military simulation. The armed forces of more than 50 countries around the world rely on KMW deployment systems.
* Joint projects with national and international partners Unless otherwise indicated, all products are registered trademarks of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG