In total, this year, the Polish army may enter service 18 Leopard 2PL tanks, past modernization. Of these, five combat vehicles will arrive within the next month..
This publication is reported by the Director of the Communications and Marketing Department of the Polish Arms Group (PGZ) Ilona Kachnyarz.
she noted, that the possibility of delivery is influenced by the need for repairs and the availability of necessary spare parts. The modernization was carried out by the Polish plant ZM Bumar-Labedy.
This company operating in Poland announced "strict requirements", inhibiting the acceptance of Leopard tanks 2 into service. Previously, several tanks did not pass acceptance due to non-compliance with requirements, by the armed forces of Poland, and regulations, prescribed in the contract.
As noted by the representative of PGZ, the supply of tanks is also slowed down by the excessively high procedural requirements of the command. In particular, five tanks, which the army will receive in the near future, were ready for transfer back in December last year. But so far they have not been sent to the troops. The company declares, that by the end of March will prepare ten tanks.
Total 142 Leopard tank 2 (Leopard 2A4) will be upgraded to version 2 PL. Their delivery should be completed in 2023 year.
Modernization provides for the installation of hinged composite armor, improved ballistic turret defense, replacement of a number of hydraulic mechanisms with electrical ones, installation of surveillance cameras and other works.