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Saab producing electrical gear for Leopard 2 tanks

Germany's Krauss-Maffei Wegmann has contracted Saab to produce electrical gear for Leopard 2 tanks.

By Richard Tomkins
Saab producing electrical gear for Leopard 2 tanks
A Leopard 2 tank in Saab camoflage. Photo courtesy Saab

LINKOPING, Sweden, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Saab is to design, develop and deliver vehicle electronics to Germany's Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Gmbh for use in Leopard 2 tanks for the Swedish military.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is a primary supplier of the Leopard 2 tank to Sweden, which designates the tank as the Stridsvagn 122.

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The $15.29 million order for the electronic systems and accessories includes provision of training and documentation and will allow tanks using the electronics to be integrated with the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System.

"It's important that the tank is integrated into the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System," said Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab's Support and Services business area. "The order reinforces our role both as a supplier for the Battalion Combat Management System and as a supplier and partner of the Swedish Army and the international defense industry."

Deliveries will be made during the period 2018 to 2022, Saab said.

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