- Greek Deputy Minister of Defence Konstantinos Tasoulas and standing German representative de la Croix present at commissioning
- Greece receives most modern version of the LEOPARD 2
- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann delivers a total of 170 LEOPARD 2A6 HEL to Greece
(Munich/Xanthi, May 30, 2008) -- The 25th armoured brigade of the Greek armed forces has put the first LEOPARD 2A6 HEL supplied by Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) into service. Present at the tanks' commissioning in Xanthi were Greece's Deputy Minister of Defence Konstantinos Tasoulas, standing German representative in Athens Feaux de la Croix, high priests of the Greek Orthodox Church, and representatives of participating corporations.
"We are proud of this important milestone and the contractually compliant supply of LEOPARD 2A6 HELs to the first Greek brigade," said Frank Haun, CEO at KMW. "Greece has the most modern version of the LEOPARD 2 and we now look forward full of confidence to future collaboration with Greece as a strong, reliable customer on our side."