The armored units Turks have the German Leopard 2A4 tank in their barracks which is also available in countries like Spain. As announced weeks ago in ‘DefenseNews’, the Turkish industry now intends to carry out a modernization of these vehicles to transform the turret. The original turret will be replaced by one manufactured by the Turkish industry.
According to an official of the Turkish authorities, the serial upgrade of this hybrid tank is awaiting government approval. Serial production would imply that more than 300 tanks Leopard would be modernized, or, rather, updated to this German-Turkish version. The official stated that “If the military command decides to order mass production, we will start working immediately.”
Once the update is approved, the industrial effort it would take to get no less than 1,000 units of this hybrid tank. Obtaining all these units will of course take time, also under the problem that new elements are designed along the way that change the manufacturing program.