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KMW to possibly modernize Greek Army Leopard 1A5 and Leopard 2A4 MBTs to Leopard 2A7 standard.

| 2022

According to, on March 30, the Greek Minister of National Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos had an extensive meeting with the German ambassador in Athens. The main topic of discussion was the proposal of KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) for the modernization of some components of the Greek armed forces.
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The proposal made by KMW (Krauss-Maffei Wegmann) has a dual significance at the defense and industrial levels: it includes the radical modernization of the 183 Leopard 2A4 tanks to the Leopard 2A7 standard (alternatively the Rafael Trophy APS is proposed with an additional cost of around 600 million euros for the total number of tanks) and 190 Leopard 1A5 tanks with a new firing control system, as well as the creation of a factory in Greece.

The cost of the modernization based on what was requested by the Greek army of 183 Leopard 2A4s and 190 Leopard 1A5s to 1.3 billion euros, while if the Trophy is placed by Rafael in the 183 tanks, a cost of 600 million euros has been calculated to reach a total of 1.9 billion euros. The installation and completion of the APS Trophy in German Leopard 2A7 is made by KMW, which is also the manufacturer of the tanks.

Defence Review recalls that, according to the contract for the installation of the APS Trophy systems for the German Army, the cost for this addition on 17 Leopard 2A7 tanks amounted to 45 million euros.


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