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Defence Forces to upgrade fire control system on Leopard 2 main battle tanks

Ministry of Defence
7.12.2021 12.00 | Published in English on 7.12.2021 at 12.10
Press release
The Ministry of Defence has authorised the Defence Forces to sign an agreement with the German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co KG to upgrade the fire control system of the Army's Leopard 2 A4 and 2 A6 main battle tanks. The work is scheduled to start at the beginning of 2022 and to be completed during 2026.

The performance of Leopard 2 A4 and 2 A6 battle tanks procured from Germany and the Netherlands will be upgraded. The expert resources of Millog Oy, the strategic partner of the Defence Forces, will also be used for installation work and logistics, with a domestic employment effect of approximately 3 to 4 person-years.

The overall value of the procurement, with options and without value added tax, is about EUR 10 million. It will be financed by the funds for defence materiel procurement that are budgeted for this purpose.

Senior Adviser Frans Peltonen, Ministry of Defence, tel. + 358 295 140 021, and
Inspector of Infantry Colonel Rainer Peltoniemi, Army Command Finland, tel. +358 299 800 (Defence Forces' switchboard).

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