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Norway abandons tank upgrade

Norway abandons tank upgrade June 22, 2018

Plans to upgrade the Norwegian Army’s Leopard 2A4 MBTs have been cancelled. Norwegian Army’s plans to upgrade the Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) have been abandoned following the publication of the government’s revised budget in May. A reduced MBT capability will be retained until 2025, when a new tank or an interim solution will be introduced. Only 30 of the 52 tanks in the Norwegian Army inventory are operational. Upgrade proposals to adopt Germany’s Leopard 2A7V or a development of the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle were rejected.

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