Eurosatory 2022: the Newest Upgraded Leopard 2A7 to Be Shown In Paris

The Leopard 2A7 prototype with the Trophy active protection complex testing, November 2021 / Illustrative photo from open sources
The Leopard 2A7 prototype with the Trophy active protection complex testing, November 2021 / Illustrative photo from open sources

During the military trade fair in Paris the KNDS holding company will exhibit the latest variant of the Leopard 2A7 tank with a number of enhancements

According to the Polish portal Defense24, improvements to the German Leopard 2A7 are the following: Firstly, the tank received the Trophy active protection system. Also - the latest gun L55A1, adapted to firing projectiles with increased kinetic energy.

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Advanced Leopard 2A7 tank at the Eurosatory 2022 / Photo credit: Defense24

Also, the tank got enhanced ballistic and anti-mine protection as well as a remote-controlled shooting position, warning against irradiation with a laser beam and an omnidirectional observation system. To power its additional equipment, the tank received an additional auxiliary power plant of 20 kW and an advanced air conditioning system.

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However, only those countries will be able to get, which already have Leopard 2 tanks in service. In fact, there’s still room for further improvements of Leopard 2A7.

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The Franco-German tank demonstrator of EMBT technologies at the Eurosatory 2022 / Photo credit: Defense24

Defense24 notes that next to Leopard 2A7 at Eurosatory 2022 there is a tank demonstrating the EMBT technologies by German-French development, which is generally equipped with an EW station to counter small drones.

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