Undisclosed number of the MRCS (Mine Roller Clearing System) mine-clearing system of Urdan Metal & Casting Industries has been acquired (or received for trials) by the Finish Army for its Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH (KMW) Leopard 2 A4 main battle tanks. Finland earlier considered modernizing several of its Leopard 2A4 battle tanks. Aselsan of Turkey has proposed its Leopard NG upgrade package and RUAG Defence of Switzerland proposed a solution based on the company’s 360º protection suite.

However, they will be eventually replaced by 100 Leopard 2A6s purchased from the Royal Netherlands Army stocks along with logistics package and spare parts in January 2014.

The former Dutch Leopard 2A6 vehicles are former Leopard 2A4 battle thanks that were modernized to Leopard 2A5s and later to Leopard 2A6 standard (improving the turret protection).


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