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MSPO 2016: T-72/PT-91 upgrades proposed (video)

13th September 2016 - 13:07 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Kielce

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Polish industry has put forward proposals that would see the army’s ageing T-72 and PT-91 ‘Twardy’ main battle tanks modernised with new weapons and equipment. 

Despite a clear willingness to purchase Western equipment, including Leopard 2 MBTs from Germany, Polish Land Forces still has a sizeable stock of Soviet-era T-72 tanks at its disposal. This includes the PT-91, which is a heavily modified T-72 fitted with indigenous defence technologies. 

Modernisation, rather than buying new or second-hand equipment, is one option for Polish Army.

Polish companies OBRUM and Bumar Łabędy – part of the state-run Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) –

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Grant Turnbull

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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