Shown above is a Canadian Leopard 2 outfitted with Add-On Armour designed to enhance protection. This is not the standard armour, and apparently the new A5 turrets are significantly different.
The Canadian Army is in the process of acquiring a thermal sight for the main armament to allow the Leopard to more operate more effectively during periods of low visibility & battlefield obscuration (ie. smoke, dust).
The Leopard upgrade project will extend the service life of the tank until 2010. Surplus A5 tanks will be purchased and their turrets will be reconditioned and installed in the existing Canadian chassis. An electric turret drive will be added as well, to replace the current hydraulic system. Improved ammunition will also be purchased for improved lethality.