The Leopard 2 is the main battle tank of Germany. It entered service in 1979.
It first saw combat in Kosovo with the German Army and has also seen action in Afghanistan with the Danish and Canadian ISAF forces.
The Leopard 2 is one of the most expensive tanks in the world.
The Leopard 2A6 is shielded by composite armor of a new generation and features additional external modular armor.
Since 1979, various versions of the Leopard 2 have been fielded to the German armed forces, plus those of about ten other European countries as well as those of several non-European countries.