Designation:

Leopard 2A4

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Manufacturer: Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co.KG - KMW  
Product type: Armoured Vehicles  
Name: Main battle tank  

The most widespread version of the Leopard 2 family, the 2A4 models included more substantial changes, including an automated fire and explosion suppression system, an all-digital fire control system able to handle new ammunition types, and improved turret with flat titanium/tungsten armour.

The Leopard 2s were manufactured in eight batches between 1985 and 1992. All the older models were also upgraded to 2A4 standard. Germany operated a total of 2,125 2A4s (695 new built and the rest modified older versions), while the Netherlands had an additional 445 tanks. The 2A4 was also license manufactured in Switzerland as the Panzer 87 "Leopard" or Pz 87. This version included Swiss-built 7.5 mm Mg 87 machine guns and communications equipment, and featured improved NBC protection system. Switzerland operated 380 Pz 87 tanks.

After the end of the Cold War, Germany and the Netherlands found themselves with large stocks of tanks, which they did not have any need for. These tanks were therefore successfully sold to NATO or friendly armies around the world. Austria (114), Canada (80), Chile (140), Denmark (51), Finland (124), Greece (183), Norway (52), Poland (128), Portugal (37), Singapore (96) Spain (108), Sweden (160), and Turkey (339) were among the buyers of the surplus tanks.

The Pz 87WE (WertErhaltung) is a Swiss modification and upgrade of the Pz 87. The modification significantly improves protection, through the addition of the Leopard 2A6M's mine protection kit, thicker armour on the front glacis, and the turret is equipped with a Swiss-developed armour package that use titanium alloy. The turret roof armour is improved, and the smoke grenade launchers have also been redesigned. Further improvements enhance survivability and combat capability, such as a turret electric drive similar to the Leopard 2A5, a driver rear view camera, a independent weapons station for the loader, and enhanced command and control systems. The fire control system is also upgraded, using the Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH PERI-R17A2 fire control system. A remote weapons station containing a fully stabilized Mg 64 0.50 calibre machine gun is also fitted to the tank.

The Pz 87-140 is an experimental variant of the Swiss Pz 87 with a 140 mm gun and an additional armor later used on the newer production variants.

The Leopard 2A4CHL is the upgraded Chilean version of the Leopard 2A4 ordered by Chile in 2007. Upgrades include new electronics, sighting and information systems meant to elevate the Leopard 2A4's networking capability to be equal to that of the Leopard 2A6, a new suspension system and the upgrading of the tanks main gun to the L55 smoothbore cannon used on the Leopard 2A6. Other upgrades are remote weapon stations over the gunner and commander hatches fitted with the MG3 and HK GMG. The Leopard 2A4CHL also has improved roof and side turret armour and can be uplinked with Chile's battlefield control network.







Has folowing part:
Total Amount
? (Remote controlled weapon station)
1

Leopard 2A4 quantities:
Country Qnt
AUSTRIA AUSTRIA
114
CANADA CANADA
122
CHILE CHILE
220
DENMARK DENMARK
57
FINLAND FINLAND
91
GERMANY GERMANY
1750
GREECE GREECE
183
NORWAY NORWAY
52
POLAND POLAND
128
PORTUGAL PORTUGAL
37
SINGAPORE SINGAPORE
96
SPAIN SPAIN
108
SWEDEN SWEDEN
160
TURKEY TURKEY
298
Qnt:
3416

Last Contracts:
Qnt Customer Value Add Date
(Close Date)
Unit cost
42
CANADA
$42.000.000
Feb 2010
(Dec 2011)
$1,000,000
15
FINLAND
$15
Feb 2009
(Dec 2009)
$1
80
CANADA
$86.900.000
Feb 2009
(Dec 2010)
$1,086,250
37
PORTUGAL
$70.000.000
Mar 2007
(Nov 2009)
$1,891,892
96
SINGAPORE
$120.000.000
Dec 2006
(Dec 2011)
$1,250,000
140
CHILE
$200.000.000
Mar 2006
(Dec 2011)
$1,428,571
298
TURKEY
$430.000.000
Nov 2005
(Dec 2009)
$1,442,953
124
FINLAND
$66.000.000
Jun 2002
(Jul 2003)
$532,258
183
GREECE
$324.000.000
Apr 2002
(Dec 2007)
$1,770,492
120
POLAND
$2.400.000
Feb 2002
(Dec 2003)
$20,000
57
NORWAY
$168.000.000
Mar 2001
(Nov 2002)
$2,947,368
Average Unit Cost:
$1,266,191

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