KMW rolls out first Norwegian Leopard 2 Leguan bridge layer
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has symbolically handed over the first of a total of six Leopard 2-based Leguan bridge laying systems to high-ranking representatives of the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) during a roll-out ceremony.
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The Leguan is capable of transporting and laying one bridge with a length of 26 metres, or alternatively two bridges with a length of 14 metres each (Picture source: KMW)
In addition to the Leguan on Leopard 2 chassis, Leguan training simulators and a peripheral package will also be delivered to the Norwegian customer.
Leguan is already under contract with nine user nations. In total, armies from 19 different countries use the Leguan bridge laying system on a wide variety of mobility platforms. The Norwegian Army is now making a great contribution to the mobility of European NATO forces.
The Leguan is capable of transporting and laying one bridge in the military load class MLC80 (about 72 tons) with a length of 26 metres, or alternatively two bridges with a length of 14 meters each, all under combat conditions.
The Leguan Leopard 2 offers the mobility of the Leopard 2 battle tank and a high degree of logistical equality. The 14-m and 26-m bridges meet the highest requirements for an MLC-80 load-bearing capacity (Picture source: KMW)