April 5, 2023  /  3:22 PM

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, a member of the German-French defense technology group KNDS, leads the European market for highly protected wheeled and tracked vehicles.

At locations in Germany, Brazil, Greece, Hungary, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA more than 4.000 employees develop, manufacture and support a product portfolio ranging from air-transportable, highly protected wheeled vehicles (MUNGO, AMPV*, DINGO, GFF4 and BOXER*) through reconnaissance, anti-aircraft and artillery systems (FENNEK, GEPARD, Remote Controlled Howitzer 155, Armoured Howitzer PzH2000, DONAR* and AGM) to main battle tanks (LEOPARD 1 and 2), infantry fighting vehicles (PUMA*) and bridgelaying systems. In addition, KMW has wide-ranging system competence in the area of civil and military simulation, as well as in command and information systems and remote-controlled weapon stations with reconnaissance and observation equipment. The armed forces of more than 50 nations worldwide rely on tactical systems by KMW.       

* Joint venture with national and international partners
Unless otherwise indicated, all products are registered trademarks of Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG

Leopard 2

With the LEOPARD 2 A7, Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) presents the most modern main battle tank in the world. It is currently being manufactured new for Hungary, and upgrade programs are being implemented for the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as Sweden, Denmark etc.

The LEOPARD 2 is the backbone of European armored formations, and is also proving itself successfully in Arabia, the Far East, and North and South America. A superb basic concept and the successful upgrading for numerous countries are the foundations of this success. The evolving requirements maintain the KMW focus on continual development and upgrades. The successful deployment of the LEOPARD 2 in war and crisis situations proves the high operative value of this weapon system. The armed forces of Canada and Denmark successfully used the LEOPARD 2 in Afghanistan, and the Federal Republic of Germany used it in Kosovo. In addition, the LEOPARD 2 has always been able to prove its superiority in various international comparison trials.

As a system manufacturer and developer of the LEOPARD 2, KMW offers its customers not only an outstanding and effective main battle tank, the company also offers full support and logistics for successful introduction and efficient use of the system into numerous individual armies. In addition to modern simulators, training equipment, vehicle families like recovery, engineering and bridge laying tanks, KMW also supplies special tools, modern test equipment, spare parts and the respective documentation for the system.

As the industrial partner for the international LEOPARD Users Club, called LEOBEN, KMW provides development, configuration and obsolescence management for all partners during use. For KMW, the safety guarantee of supply and maintenance of the system well into the future is a natural obligation to all contract partners. For example, the LEOPARD 1 was introduced in 1963. But still today, it is proving itself in the service of the Brazilian army, and continues to be provisioned and supported by KMW.


In modern times, LEGUAN has become a synonym for fast and effective bridge launching. Already 17 armed forces have chosen the LEGUAN system after extensive trials because of its outstanding performance and easy handling. Teaming, pooling and sharing have become reality to the benefit of all users.

Because of the growing community, an international LEGUAN club will be established soon in order to share life cycle costs and to support the system over decades to come.

As a system house, KMW is not only focusing on the vehicles itself but also offering a wide range of established ILS solutions and accessories to enhance effectiveness and fields of application.

From training courses and training systems, tools and test equipment, civil use and ferry kits and a lot more useful accessories – everything is available off the shelf.