Roketsan modernises the Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tanks in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) with additional armour, providing high protection against anti-tank threats.
The Leopard 2A4 T1 Additional Armor System enhances survivability of the tanks it is integrated to. In 2021, Roketsan aims to complete the delivery of the 40 tanks that have been undergoing modernisation in a programme launched in December 2020.
Leopard 2A4s, as one of the most significant contributors to TAF’s power in the field, especially in asymmetric warfare environments, carries the personnel safety to the highest level with this armour system.
The additional weight to the tanks and turret armour system is fully made up of composite armour modules. The Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) adds only minimal weight to the tank, being lighter than equivalent armour systems.
The armour system, all components of which have been sourced locally, stands out as an indigenous and national solution developed by Turkish engineers.
Roketsan carries out the integration activities in the field, minimising the downtime of the platform during the modernisation process.