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Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed over the first of six LEGUAN bridge systems on LEOPARD 2 chassis on order to the Norwegian Procurement Agency (NDMA). KMW has announced that despite the pandemic, delivery of the systems has started ahead of schedule.

In March 2019, the NDMA ordered the six bridge laying systems including a training simulator and a peripheral package worth €49M. The schediuled date of delivery was in summer 2022.

With the LEGUAN system, MLC80 (about 72 tons) battlefield bridges with a length of 26 metres, or alternatively two bridges with a length of 14 metres each, can be moved and emplaced. As a prerequisite for the system’s use independent of the time of the day, equipment items include day and night vision optics and laser rangefinders.

The LEGUAN system on LEOPARD 2 chassis is already under contract with nine user nations, KMW writes. In total, armed forces from 19 countries operate the LEGUAN on several mobility platforms.