Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG
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. Despite the pandemic, delivery of the systems will begin well ahead of the contractually guaranteed date.
In addition to the LEGUAN on LEOPARD 2 chassis, LEGUAN training simulators and a peripheral package will also be delivered to the Norwegian customer.
Not least because of the performance of the LEOPARD 2 chassis, this system is already under contract with nine user nations. In total, armies from 19 different countries use the LEGUAN bridge laying system on a wide variety of mobility platforms.
The Norwegian Army is thus making a major contribution to the future mobility of European NATO forces.
The LEGUAN is capable of transporting and laying one bridge in the military load class MLC80 (about 72 tons) with a length of 26 metres, or alternatively two bridges with a length of 14 metres each, all under combat conditions.
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