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KMW, Nexter and Rheinmetall get the go-ahead for initial MGCS architecture study

20.05.2020
- Munich / Versailles / Düsseldorf

Standing for Main Ground Combat System, MGCS is a joint Franco-German defence project. The programme, to be implemented under German political leadership, is tasked with developing a main combat system to succeed the Bundeswehr’s Leopard 2 and the French Army’s Leclerc starting in 2035.

Making the start of the MGCS procurement programme Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Nexter Systems and Rheinmetall AG established an ARGE in December 2019.

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Denmark procures LEGUAN bridge-layers

12.12.2019
- Munich

The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has signed an agreement with Krauss - Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for the procurement of seven Leguan bridge - layer systems on Leopard 2 chassis on 12 December 2019. The order comprises a total of six Leguan systems, a comprehensive periphery package, training simulators and an additional carrier vehicle. Shipping of the bridge - layers will begin at the end of 2022.

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The Netherlands receive the first Leguan bridge-layers

10.12.2019
- Munich

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) transferred the first two Leguan bridge laying systems to the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) during a celebratory handover ceremony.

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UK Ministry of Defence orders more than 500 BOXER in € 2.6 billion contract

25.11.2019

The Artec consortium, led by Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to produce more than 500 Boxer 8x8-wheeled armoured vehicles for the British Army. The total current value of the order is approximately €2.6 billion (£2.3 billion). The contract has been awarded to Artec via the European procurement agency Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR).

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KMW will supply MUNGO N/C Recce to the German Army

24.06.2019
- Munich/Coblenz

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has commissioned Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to supply a total of nine Mungo N/C Recce reconnaissance systems.

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KMW set to modernise 101 German LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks

05.04.2019
- Munich/Koblenz

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has been awarded a contract to modernise 101 Leopard 2 A6 main battle tanks.

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