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MSPO 2017: Polish Leopard upgrade on track

7th September 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Kielce


The first prototype Leopard 2A4 upgraded for the Polish Army has now entered verification testing in Germany, with an additional five pre-series vehicles also joining the programme effort.

Rheinmetall is currently under contract with the Polish government to upgrade 128 Polish main battle tanks, with the resultant variant being designated the Leopard 2PL.

Upgrade work will be carried out in collaboration with Polish industry, with Polish armoured vehicle specialist Bumar-Łabędy carrying out the bulk of the refresh.

Otmar Schultheis, the managing director of Rheinmetall Defence Polska, a dedicated Polish office set up by the German company, told Shephard that the

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

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

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