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Canada will use german tanks in Afganistan.

Germany’s Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH has delivered to Canada the first 20 modernized Leopard 2 A4M tanks for use in Afghanistan.

The transfer ceremony was last week near Hanover, Germany.

Canada commissioned KMW to upgrade 20 Leopard main battle tanks in July 2009.

Canada is part of the international coalition fighting in Afghanistan.

KMW said the main focus of the new Leopard design was…READ MORE HERE.

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) is modernizing the Canadian Leopard 2A4 CAN tanks previously acquired from German Army surplus. The first batch of 20 tanks was handed back to the Canadian Armed Forces yesterday (October 7, 2010) at the Bergen training ground in northern Germany. The modernized tanks are scheduled to equip the Canadian forces in Hindu-Kush in Afghanistan. READ MORE HERE.