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Leopard 2 A7+  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): June 2010
Total Production: 806
Unitary Cost: EUR€8.5 million   (USD$9.8 million)
Also Known As: Leopard 2 A7
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Defence
Parent System: Leopard 2
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1979
Total Production: 4,306
Family Members: Leopard 2 A4, Leopard 2 A5, Leopard 2 A6, Leopard 2 A6M, Leopard 2 A7V and MBT Revolution
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Description: The Leopard 2 is a heavyweight Main Battle Tank (MBT) designed to replace Leopard 1 in the German Army countering the soviet-made T-72. The Leopard 2 features high mobility, protection, improved survivability over previous main battle tanks and a 120mm smoothbore gun. More than 3,000 Leopard 2 have been produced to date for 11 European nations. Due to this fact the Leopard is truly called the Euro Leopard 2.

The Leopard 2 main battle tank is the result of cooperation between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall. As the proven Leopard 1 technology follow-on, the Leopard 2 features high availability and low life cycle costs. It can operate day/night and in all-weather conditions.

The Leopard 2 modular design clears the way for rapid and easy modernization and upgrading programs. It was deployed for the first time in the 1990s during the former Yugoslavia conflict. It has not been involved in military campaigns, like the M1 Abrams and the British Challenger, but it is considered as one of the best main battle tanks currently in service.

The Leopard 2 A7+ is a further development of the successful Leopard 2 main battle tank incorporating a modular protection kit, increased mobility, improved sustainability, enhanced reconnaissance abilities and a more precise fire control system. As of mid-2010, it had successfully been tested and qualified by the German Army. The Leopard 2 A7+ modular design allows operations in urban terrain as well as high intensity operations. The same modular design also provides unmatched Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and mine protection. An urban operations kit offers a 360-degree´┐Żprotection against Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) while a duel-kit protects the crew from Kinetic Energy (KE) and Shaped Charge (SC) projectiles especially on the frontal arc in classical duel-situations.

The Leopard's main gun can fire a 120mm High Explosive (HE) round that enables the crew to engage targets behind cover and within buildings. Besides, the FLW 200 remote weapon station is operated under protection avoiding exposing the tank's commander and gunner to hostile fire in urban terrain operations. The Leopard 2 A7+ also features a new final drive, new track, enhanced torsion bars and improved brake system and an adaptable dozer blade to clear obstacles. A new high performance cooling unit and an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) allows to accomplish continuous operations for 24-hour. The tank's situational awareness has been enhanced thanks to the third generation ATTICA thermal sight for the commander and gunner and day/night cameras for the driver. The tank's weapon system, turret and the crew cooling unit can be kept running solely relying on the APU instead of the main engine.

Leopard 2 A7+ Specifications

Crew: 4
Rolling Rubber Wheels: 7
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Power: 1,800 hp (1,343 kW)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Leopard 2 A7+ News

There are 6 news between
8 Dec 2011 and 30 Sep 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019Rheinmetall to Supply PzH 2000 and Leopard 2 A7+ Armament and Hulls for Hungary
Wednesday, December 19, 2018Hungarian Army Orders 24 PzH2000 Howitzers, 12 Leopard 2 A4 and 44 Leopard 2 A7+ Tanks
Wednesday, September 27, 2017German Army to Upgrade 104 Leopard 2 Tanks to the A7V Standard
Monday, December 15, 2014German Army Takes Delivery of First Upgraded Leopard 2 A7 Main Battle Tank
Thursday, April 18, 2013Qatar Orders 24 PzH 2000 Self-Propelled Howitzers and 62 Leopard 2 A7+ Main Battle Tanks
Thursday, December 8, 2011German Army Places First Order for HX 81 Tractors

Operators & Related Equipment

Upgraded tanks ordered by German Army and delivered in December 2014. To be upgraded to Leopard 2 A7V by 2020.
Dec 20141
Tanks (44) ordered in December 2018
Saudi Arabia700
Up to 200 or 700 Leopard 2 A7+ tanks worth 1.7 billion Euro ordered by Saudi Arabia in 2011

Grand Total 8264
Cannons & Gear
120mm L55x1
FLW 200x1
Defensive Weapons
DM 11
DM 12A2
DM 63
Propulsion Systems
MB 873 Ka-501x1
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