Sweden Orders Three Leguan Bridge Layers on Leopard 2 Chassis


Released on Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Sweden
Leguan
Leopard 2 A4
KMW - Krauss-Maffei Wegmann
Munich, Stockholm 07th July 2014. - On 26. June 2014, the Swedish procurement authorities and KMW signed a contract in Stockholm for the purchase of three LEGUAN bridge layers on LEOPARD 2 chassis. The value of the order amounts to about 34 million euro, and includes peripheral services and training equipment, as well as an option for further vehicles.

Sweden now counted amongst the 15 user nations of the LEGUAN system, and is one of the three countries which have introduced the system with the LEOPARD 2 chassis. In this variant, the LEGUAN is capable of laying a 26 metre bridge or two 14 metre bridges independent of each other, whose MLC 80 (approx. 70t) load capacity can be used by even the heaviest equipment.

Its versatility in combination with the LEOPARD 2 chassis' unique properties of protection and mobility makes the LEGUAN also suitable for civilian use e.g. after natural catastrophes, in order to recreate the infrastructure. With additional pontoons, it is also possible to use the LEGUAN bridge as a ferry or a floating bridge.

Source: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann supplies LEGUAN bridge layers to Sweden

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