The Sultanate of Oman is interested in acquiring tanks from German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), according to a press report.

The German magazine Der Spiegel writes that a possible deal could result in delivery of more than 70 Leopard main battle tanks for about  €2 billion (US $2.2 billion).

A German parliamentary official confirmed the details of the report.

In addition to KMW, the sultanate also invited a Turkish producer to bid for the tank contract, says the article. […]