Structural changes are planned to start in April in the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) developed in partnership with Germany and France. Recently, Nexter integrated 140mm main guns into the Leclerc main battle tank.
Seen as a talent acquisition project for MGCS; The European Main Battle Tank will combine the hull of a Leopard 2A7 with the lighter, two-man turret of a Leclerc. The project was launched to replace the AMX Leclerc and Leopard 2 main battle tanks currently in service with the two countries. Deployment of the new tank is scheduled for 2035.