KMW Delivers First Leopard 2 A6M to Canada
(Source: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann; issued Aug. 2, 2007)
The first Canadian Leopard 2A6M, fitted with slat armor, during the hand-over ceremony. (KMW photo)
MUNICH --- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has delivered the first of 20 main battle tanks LEOPARD 2 A6M CAN to the Canadian Forces. In the presence of the Canadian Ambassador to Germany, numerous high ranking officers and government representatives Stefan Krischik, Member of the KMW Board, handed over the key of the first LEOAPRD 2.

Canada has leased from the German Army 20 latest state of the art main battle tank LEOAPRD 2 A6M with an integrated mine protection.

In the past weeks KMW has readapted those tanks in close cooperation with the Canadian Forces to a configuration that meets all requirements for the current missions. Among those is the installation of slat armor.


Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is Europe’s market leader for armored wheeled and tracked vehicles. At production sites in Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and the United States, a workforce of 3,000 manufactures and supports a product range extending from airportable and highly protected wheeled vehicles, to reconnaissance, air defense and artillery systems all the way to heavy battle tanks, armored infantry fighting vehicles and bridge-laying systems.

Moreover, KMW has comprehensive system expertise in the area of commercial and military simulation as well as command and control systems and remote-controlled gun mounts with reconnaissance and observation equipment for day-time and night-time missions. The armed forces of more than 30 nations worldwide rely on KMW´s operational systems.

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