Norway strengthens the Armed Forces through purchase of new tanks

The Norwegian Government has decided to acquire 54 main battle tanks (MBT) of the Leopard 2 type from German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, with an option to purchase an additional 18 units. The first MBTs are expected to be delivered in 2026. This represents a clear strengthening of Norwegian defence capability and national preparedness. Today's MBTs were bought used in 2001 and are ready for replacement.