Munich, April 18th 2013 - The Emirate of Qatar is in the process of modernizing its land forces, comprising some 8500 soldiers, which operate a fleet of tanks and artillery that is in parts more than 40 years old. Therefore, Qatar signed a contract with the German defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) about the delivery of 24 artillery systems PzH 2000 and 62 LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks. The project�s total amount reaches €1.89 billion, including the delivery of peripheral equipment, training installations and additional services.
The systems delivered to Qatar by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann are intended to progressively replace the emirates outdated artillery and tanks of French and South African origin, which will be scrapped.
Source: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Supports Qatar's Army Modernization
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