The German armament procurement agency, the Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) has awarded the German firm Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) a contract worth about EUR88 million to procure seven Leguan bridge laying systems on the Leopard 2 battle tank tracked chassis on 27 October.
The project also includes transport systems as well as training simulators and ancillary equipment. The vehicles will be supplied to the German Army between 2018 and 2021.
The system is capable of transporting and laying one 26 metre long bridge or alternatively two bridges with a length of 14 meters each.
The Leguan bridge system on Leopard 2 vehicle chassis is now being used by five user nations. A total of 17 countries operate the Leguan bridge laying system on different mobility platforms.