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MSPO 2017: The future of Polish MBT fleet

5th September 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Poland


Poland plans to upgrade its soviet-era tanks and acquire additional second-hand Leopard 2s while awaiting the introduction of the new generation MBT.

According to the latest announcements made by Polish authorities, Warsaw is looking into the possibility of acquiring new generation main battle tanks, which could be introduced after 2030 and replace legacy soviet-era platforms widely utilised.  

Although the Armament Inspectorate, the main procurement body of the Ministry of National Defence, has been tasked with conducting a market survey in search of new platforms, it is well known that Poland would rather join a multinational programme to develop a

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Michal Jarocki


Michal Jarocki

Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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