|Cost:||Part of EUR364 million deal|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Manufacturer:||Krauss-Maffei, now Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) /Upgrades by Aselsan|
|Combat Weight:||65 tons|
|Length:||25.2 ft (7.69 m)|
|Width:||12.1 ft (3.7 m)|
|Height:||9.2 ft (2.79 m)|
|Range:||372.8 mile (600 km)|
|Engine:||MTU MB 838 Ca M500 diesel (1500 hp)|
|Road Speed:||40.4 mph (65 km/h)|
|Armor||Composite with add-on modules made of advance materials such as ceramics and light alloys|
|Main Armament||L7 105mm Smoothbore (42 rounds)|
|Ammunition||APDS, APFSDS, HEAT, smoke rounds|
|Secondary Armament||1 x 7.62mm (5500 rounds)|
|1 x 12.7mm remote weapon station|
|Radar/Sensors:||Volcan computerized fire control system|
|Notes:||Heavily upgraded from 2A4 variant and claimed superior than Leopard 2A6|
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