Below the German authorities’s “Ringtausch” tools change programme, Rheinmetall will quickly be supplying the Czech Republic with predominant battle tanks and different navy {hardware}. This has now been contractually agreed in Prague between representatives of each nations and Rheinmetall. The Czech armed forces will probably be receiving Leopard 2A4 predominant battle tanks and Buffalo armoured restoration automobiles. In flip, the Czech navy will probably be transferring navy tools to Ukraine. The order consists of ammunition in addition to a service bundle encompassing coaching and spare elements. The primary car is because of be shipped in December 2022, with supply to be full by the tip of 2023.

The “Ringtausch” is a process developed by the German authorities in cooperation with Germany’s neighbours and NATO allies to assist Ukraine in its combat in opposition to Russian aggression. Particularly, NATO member states are offering Ukraine with Soviet-era heavy tools in change for available Western navy programs. Work on the automobiles has already begun. The property of Rheinmetall, the automobiles now being made out there are upgraded Leopard 2A4 MBTs previously within the inventories of assorted person states. The state-of-the-art ARV 3 Buffalo armoured restoration car is mounted on an enhanced Leopard 2 chassis.


Bergepanzer 3 Buffel Armored Restoration Automobile

Working in shut cooperation with the German Ministry of Defence and the Czech authorities and armed forces, Rheinmetall swiftly negotiated the required contracts. These had been signed on eleventh October 2022 on the Ministry of Defence in Prague by Main Common Ladislav Jung, Land Forces Commander of the Czech Republic; Colonel Robert Bielený, Director of Logistics Part Common Employees of the Czech Republic; Vice Admiral Carsten Stawitzki, Nationwide Armaments Director within the German Ministry of Defence; and Dr. Björn Bernhard, CEO of Rheinmetall’s Enterprise Unit Tactical Automobiles.

The Leopard 2 is a third technology predominant battle tank initially developed by Krauss-Maffei within the Seventies for the West German Military. It’s armed with a 120 mm smoothbore cannon, and is powered by a V-12 twin-turbo diesel engine. Numerous variations have served within the armed forces of Germany and 13 different European nations, in addition to a number of non-European nations, together with Canada, Chile, Indonesia and Singapore. The Bergepanzer 3 Buffel (Buffalo) armored restoration car was developed by Rheinmetall. It’s based mostly on the Leopard 2 chassis and is fitted with highly effective restoration system.

Rheinmetall Supplying Czech Army with Leopard 2 Main Battle Tanks and Buffel Armored Recovery Vehicles
Leopard 2A4 Foremost Battle Tank