Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Supports Qatar’s Army Modernization

Date: Issue 42 - May 2013


Emirate of Qatar is in the process of modernizing its land forces, comprising some 8500 soldiers, which operate a fleet of tanks and artillery that is in parts more than 40 years old. Therefore, Qatar signed a contract with the German defense company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) about the delivery of 24 artillery systems PzH 2000 and 62 Leopard 2 main battle tanks. The project´s total amount reaches €1.89 billion, including the delivery of peripheral equipment, training installations and additional services.