Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has symbolically handed over the first of a total of six LEOPARD 2-based LEGUAN bridge laying systems to high-ranking representatives of the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA) during a roll-out ceremony.
Despite the pandemic, delivery of the systems will begin well ahead of the contractually guaranteed date.
In addition to the LEGUAN on LEOPARD 2 chassis, LEGUAN training simulators and a peripheral package will also be delivered to the Norwegian customer.
The system is already under contract with nine user nations. In total, armies from 19 different countries use the LEGUAN bridge laying system on a wide variety of mobility platforms. The Norwegian Army is therefore making a contribution to the future mobility of European NATO forces.
The LEGUAN is capable of transporting and laying one bridge in the military load class MLC80 (about 72 tons) with a length of 26 meters, or two bridges with a length of 14 meters each, all under combat conditions. A modern, integrated measurement system ensures a safe and automatic recognition of the crossing capacity that has already been used, thus enabling the remaining bridge load capacity to be precisely calculated.