Saab receives order for vehicle electronics for Leopard 2 tank


German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann placed the order with Saab, which is valued at approximately SEK130 million.

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann regarding development of new vehicle electronics for the Leopard 2 tank. The order value is approximately SEK130 million. Deliveries will be made during the period 2018-2022.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann is a primary supplier of the Leopard 2 tank to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and the Swedish Army, where the tank is designated as Stridsvagn 122.

The order encompasses design and development of vehicle electronics, delivery of vehicle electronics units and cables, as well as training and documentation. The order also enables the tank to be integrated with the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System.

“This order shows that we are a long-term supplier in the field of vehicle electronics,” says Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab business area Support and Services.

“It’s important that the tank is integrated into the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System. The order reinforces our role both as a supplier for the Battalion Combat Management System and as a supplier and partner of the Swedish Army and the international defence industry,” says Hjelm.

Saab provides a broad range of vehicle electronics for C4I, surveillance and diagnostic functions for armed forces worldwide and the international defence industry.