INTRACOM DEFENSE (IDE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) to cooperate on the deployment of a hybrid auxiliary power solution for LEOPARD 2 MBT variants, based on IDE’s HybridGENAIRCON system and KMW’s OEM platform integration expertise.
GENAIRCON is an integrated Hybrid Power Supply and Management vehicle system, part of IDE’s advanced Hybrid Electric Power Systems (HEPS®) product portfolio.
This cooperation focuses initially on the needs of a significant number of fielded LEOPARD 2 MBT variants, which could take advantage of this operational capability upgrade.
The agreement between the two companies coincides with the on-going activities of IDE in cooperation with the Hellenic Ministry of Defence for the deployment of GENAIRCON onto theLEOPARD 2A4 MBT.
The integration of the system onto the platform will enhance the MBT’s auxiliary power resilience, mission sustainment, survivability through True Silent Watch capability and the lifecycle cost savings. These integration activities are expected to be completed within the first half of 2020.