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LEGUAN – synonymous with maximum-performance interoperability

The LEGUAN is a modular, versatile and extremely high-performance overall concept for the rapid and reliable bridging of infrastructures which hinder movement. On chain, wheel, ferry or floating bridge

The LEGUAN LEOPARD 2 – a master of its class

Mission-oriented and dependable

With its full-fledged MLC-80 bridges, this technically mature and widely used system offers a maximum of performance, extremely simple operation and maximum protection for the crew.

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Performance-enhanced chassis

Highly mobile on tough terrain, the LEGUAN LEOPARD 2 follows the main battle tanks every step of the way.

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Horizontal laying

Extremely simple set-up and the tactical advantage of horizontal laying set this fully automated laying system apart from its competitors.

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Building bridges

Building a dependable crossing up to 50 m long is a simple feat with the 14 m bridges, the 26 m bridge or a combination thereof.

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Always ready for use

Thanks to the extensive visual equipment, the crew can keep an eye on everything at all times and work reliably by day and by night.

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Ideally protected

Mines, IED or direct fire – the vehicle has a protection concept which is adapted to real and modern threats.

Performance-enhanced chassis

Highly mobile on tough terrain, the LEGUAN LEOPARD 2 follows the main battle tanks every step of the way.

Horizontal laying

Extremely simple set-up and the tactical advantage of horizontal laying set this fully automated laying system apart from its competitors.

Building bridges

Building a dependable crossing up to 50 m long is a simple feat with the 14 m bridges, the 26 m bridge or a combination thereof.

Always ready for use

Thanks to the extensive visual equipment, the crew can keep an eye on everything at all times and work reliably by day and by night.

Ideally protected

Mines, IED or direct fire – the vehicle has a protection concept which is adapted to real and modern threats.

Facts about the LEGUAN LEOPARD 2

Modern, high-performance, reliable and interoperable

The LEGUAN LEOPARD 2 offers the mobility of the LEOPARD 2 main battle tank and a maximum of identical logistics. The 14 m and 26 m bridges comply with the strictest MLC 80 load carrying capacity requirements and offer potential for further expansion. A modern, integrated measurement system ensures a safe and automatic recognition of the crossing capacity that has already been used, thus enabling the remaining bridge load capacity to be precisely calculated.

In addition to a modern and high-performance protection concept, this system offers many additional equipment features, such as a cooling system, auxiliary power generator and all-round vision gear, which guarantee top-notch performance and endurance.

The armed forces of eight nations already rely on the superiority of the LEGUAN LEOPARD 2 today. As of 2020, it is possible to plan and design collective supply concepts, further developments and modification projects in close conjunction with the MBT LEOPARD 2 courtesy of the Leo User Club.

The LEGUAN modular concept

Far more than a battlefield bridge system

  • The laying system can be adapted in virtually all heavy tracked vehicle chassis
  • LEGUAN wheeled vehicle variant (a full-fledged bridge layer) additionally available
  • Supply concept (tractor and semitrailer) for supplementary bridges
  • Pontoon-based ferry and floating bridge equipment kit
  • Dual-use kit for civilian use
  • BOXER mission module for 14 m bridge (MLC 80) and new 22 m bridge (MLC 50)
  • IFV integration concepts for 14 m bridge
  • Extensive accessories
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International teaming/pooling/sharing – now reality thanks to the LEGUAN

Wheel-based, track-based or both – the armed forces of 18 nations to date rely on the LEGUAN

  • Product specifications
  • Performance features
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Length

approx. 14.6 m (with two 14m bridges)

Width

up to 4 m

Height

< 4 m

Weight

MLC 70

Bridges

MLC 80 rated load capacity (definition of TDTC plus further requirements)
Lengths of 14 m and 26 m
Weights 5.5 t (14 m bridge) and 11 t (26 m bridge)

Mobility

comparable with MBT Leopard 2

  • Passive all-round protection for the crew from threats such as IEDs, mines or anti-tank fire
  • All-round viewing equipment for daytime and night-time use
  • Crew compartment cooling system
  • Additional power generator for assembly area missions
  • External telephone for dismounted forces
  • Digitised and multifunctional operator concept
  • Armed with 2x6 barrel smoke grenade launcher and MG mounting

LEGUAN

The LEGUAN is synonymous with a high-performance and interoperable bridge system. Its modular concept makes it versatile and expandable, tactically valuable and the ideal platform for teaming, pooling and sharing during international cooperation.

The LEGUAN – indispensable to maintain rapid movement and secure transport routes for the medium term

The LEGUAN modular concept in pictures

The LEGUAN in various mission scenarios.

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