Jenoptik Participating in the Modernization of the Leopard 2 Tank for the Bundeswehr

The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems segment will provide digital electric gun turret drive systems to a total value of more than 12 million euros.

Deliveries will start in mid-2018 and continue until 2022. Jenoptik´s Electric Gun Turret Drive Systems GTdrive® are for the most part maintenance-free and generate less waste heat in the tank interior. They generally align the turret and weapon of the tank stably while driving.

The refitting of the Leopard 2 tanks is being carried out by a large German systems provider for the Bundeswehr. With state-of-the-art electrical gun turret drives, Jenoptik is the global partner for the upgrade of the Leopard 2, having also received orders in recent years for the modernization and new production programs of the tank. Jenoptik is working closely with national and international system providers on the basis of long-term partnerships.

Source: Jenoptik AG
Date: Dec 22, 2017