The Norwegian Defence Materiel Company (NDMA) introduced on its web site on 28 January that winter trials for Norway’s subsequent fundamental battle tank (MBT) have begun on the Rena camp in Østerdalen. Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is providing the Leopard 2A7 as Norway’s subsequent MBT, competing with Hyundai Rotem’s K2 Black Panther. The 2 firms have despatched two tanks every to Norway for the trials for a brand new tank for the Norwegian Military, with a contract to be signed by the tip of the 12 months and deliveries deliberate from 2025. The tanks will endure in depth mobility and firing assessments for analysis, however the NDMA doesn’t plan to pick a winner but after the winter trials.

Leopard 2A7 and K2 Black Panther are preventing for a giant contract and they are going to be examined in Norwegian winter situations. Two suppliers are presently preventing for a contract for tanks, and the Norwegian Ministry of Protection plans to signal a contract by the tip of 2022. Over the following 4 weeks, the principle battle tanks will endure a radical winter take a look at to see how they address Norwegian winter and nature. The looks of the Black Panther within the public sale is a manifestation of the deepening cooperation between Seoul and Oslo, which started with the latest acquisition of the K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzer in South Korea.


Hyundai Rotem’s K2 Black Panther fundamental battle tank

The K2 Black Panther is a subsequent era South Korean fundamental battle tank designed by the South Korean Company for Protection Growth and manufactured by Hyundai Rotem. Developed as a contemporary fundamental battle tank that can exchange a lot of the remaining M48 Patton tanks and complement the K1 sequence of fundamental battle tanks presently fielded by the South Korean navy, the K2 Black Panther combines an auto-loaded 55 caliber 120 mm fundamental gun, superior composite armour together with onerous and soft-kill energetic safety programs. Mass manufacturing commenced in 2013 and the primary K2s have been deployed with the armed forces in June 2014.

The Leopard 2A7 fundamental battle tank was developed by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann in cooperation with the German Military. It’s a additional growth of the Leopard 2A6 MBT. It contains some subsystems of the Leopard 2 Peace Assist Operation variant. The Leopard 2A7 is meant for city warfare, low depth conflicts, in addition to typical navy operations. At the moment it is among the greatest fundamental battle tanks on the earth. German Military plans to improve about 50-150 Leopard 2 tanks to the 2A7 customary. In 2013, Qatar ordered 62 of those MBTs. These are often called Leopard 2A7Q. The Leopard 2A7 is a modular improve bundle, so different Leopard 2 tanks may be upgraded to this customary.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Leopard 2A7 main battle tank
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) Leopard 2A7 fundamental battle tank