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Rheinmetall to supply Ukraine with over 30 Leopard 1 systems

14 Nov, 2023
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Rheinmetall to supply Ukraine with over 30 Leopard 1 systems

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The Ukrainian government has entered into a contract with the German company Rheinmetall for the supply of Leopard 1 systems, including 25 main battle tanks Leopard 1A5, five armored recovery vehicles (Bergepanzer 2), and two tanks for driver training. The delivery is expected in 2024.

"The order, funded by Germany and valued at several million euros, also covers training, logistics, spare parts, technical maintenance, and other auxiliary services," according to the company's announcement.

According to the concern, Leopard 1 systems are currently undergoing a major overhaul at Rheinmetall's factories in Unterlüß and Kassel, getting ready for deployment.

Thus, Rheinmetall continues to support Ukraine with regular deliveries of tactical vehicles. Previously, the group was tasked with supplying Ukraine with 80 infantry fighting vehicles Marder, most of which are already in the country, demonstrating their resilience in current operations.

Additionally, Rheinmetall is prepared to deliver another 20 Marder infantry fighting vehicles once it receives the corresponding order. Towards the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024, Ukraine will also receive five airborne vehicles Caracal. Moreover, under the mandates of the governments of the Netherlands and Denmark, the group will supply Ukraine with 14 Leopard 2A4 tanks next year. In addition to equipment, Rheinmetall is assisting the Ukrainian armed forces with ammunition, drones, medical supplies, and more.

The Odessa Journal

The Odessa Journal

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