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There are how many Leopard NG in Turkish Army?

Discussion in 'Turkish Defence Forum' started by trajanus, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. trajanus

    trajanus FULL MEMBER

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    still the A4s without upgraded in the 2012 parade?
     
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    Your answer is one. Only one leopard2A4 used as a test bed for the development of NG package was upgraded by Aselsan.

    The project hasn't started yet, once some funds made available by the defence ministry, our Leo2A4's will be upgraded to NG level. NG is sharing most if it's sub-systems with Altay. Some of these sub-systems may not have matured yet, it may be one of the reasons why the land forces command hasn't ordered them.

    We also think Altay's 120mm L55 gun will be mounted on Leopard2 NGs once it's ready.
     
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    So if its Altay's Gun & some of the sub-systems then what is left of the NG ? The Armour, the Engine...what benefit does that accrue ? :undecided:
     
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    That's right, same Volkan III fire control system is being developed for both Altay and NG, it's the logical thing to do to make it easier for logistics. Common sub systems and parts will be bused as many as possible.

    +Chile may buy NG package before Turkish Army :) I think there are some talks going on already. Aselsan's goal is to modernize all allied countries' Leopard2A4s along with Turkey's.