BMC to Modernize 84 Leopard 2A4 Tanks; Turkish Land Forces Command continues the modernization activities of the main battle tanks (AMT) in its inventory.
In this context, 160-165 M-60T Main Battle Tanks were previously modernized as M-60TM with the Presidential Defense Industry Presidency (SSB), as the main contractor of ASELSAN.
BMC will modernize 2 Leopard AMTs as Leopard 4A84TM within the scope of the project, which is also run by the Defense Industry Presidency and includes the modernization of the Leopard 2A4 tanks in the Turkish Land Forces Command inventory.
According to the information obtained, Leopard 2A4 tanks, with the said modernization; Reactive Reactive Armor (ERA), High Ballistic Strength Cage Armor, Hollow Modular Add-on Armor, Close Range Surveillance System (YAMGÖZ), Laser Warning Receiver System (LIAS), SARP Remote Command Weapon System (UKSS), PULAT Active Protection System (AKS), Power Distribution Unit, ASELSAN Driver Vision System (ADİS) and Voice Alert System integrations will be realized.
The modernization will include 84 Leopard 2A4 tanks, including prototypes in the first place. However, in the coming periods, all Leopard 2A4 tanks - about 350 units - will be modernized.
Source: Defense Industry