Saab AB received a $15 million order for the development of new vehicle electronics for the Leopard 2 tank from the German supplier of the tank to the Swedish Defence Material Administration and Army, Saab said Wednesday.
Saab received the order from Germany’s Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH. The order includes design and development of vehicle electronics, delivery of vehicle electronics units and cables, training, and documentation. The order will also allow the tank to be integrated with the Swedish Battalion Combat Management System, Saab said.
“This order shows that we are a long-term supplier in the field of vehicle electronics,” Jonas Hjelm, head of Saab’s support and services business area, said in a statement.
“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,” Hjelm added.
Deliveries of the electronics systems are set for 2018-2022, In Sweden the Leopard 2 tank is designated as Stridsvagn 122.