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- Finnland kauft niederländische Leopard 2A6
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In 2014, Finland made the decision to procure altogether a hundred used surplus Leopard 2A6 main battle tanks from the Netherlands. Now all the procured main battle tanks have been received serviced and in good condition with the procurement project proceeding as planned.
https://maavoimat.fi/artikkeli/-/asset_ ... geId=en_USIn accordance with the procurement purchase plan, the first MBTs arrived in Finland in May 2015. The main battle tank procurement also included acquisition of spare parts, training simulators, special tools and testing equipment as well as an ammunition lot. Prior to being fielded into service, the MBTs undergo national modifications as applicable. The value of the contract was a total of 199,9 million Euros.
The last MBTs arrived at the Vuosaari Harbour on Friday 25 October 2019 at 06:45. Organising the tank reception, as those for all previous batches as well, Project Manager of the Surplus Project, M.Sc. (Tech.) Aki Toivonen on the 2nd left. On the right, Systems Engineer LEO2A6, Major (Eng.) Markus Vihelä, Inspector of the Infantry, Colonel Rainer PeltoniemiCommander of the Häme Armoured Battalion, Toivonen and Lieutenant Colonel Riku Rantakari.
Finnland hat schon 2017 acht Bergepanzer 1 und acht Pionierpanzer 1, jeweils basierend auf dem Chassis des "Leopard 1", von den niederländischen Streitkräften erworben.Ralf Sauer hat geschrieben: ↑Sa 24. Aug 2019, 10:05Ich könnte mir auch gut vorstellen, dass ein paar Bergepanzer auf dem Zettel stehen. Das Gewicht der 2A6 stellt da ja eine gewisse Herausforderung dar, welche der Bergepanzer 2 in keiner Weise schafft.
Da wäre ja eine Konversion von 2A4 zu Büffel oder Wisent 2 sicherlich sinnig.
https://www.defmin.fi/en/topical/press_ ... 88_m=10138Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen has authorised, on 13 December 2019, the Defence Forces Logistics Command to procure ammunition for the Leopard 2 battle tanks. The new ammunition which will be procured from Israel Military Industries (IMI) are HE projectiles.
This is a completely new capability that will improve the fire power and ability of the battle tanks to engage different types of targets. The Defence Forces invited international tenders; the selected ammunition was tested in Finland and was found to be the best in meeting the requirements.
The ammunition deliveries are scheduled for 2021 and the contract includes options for further procurement.