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Leopard proves tough to tame for Poland

25th February 2020 - 14:00 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw

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The programme to modernise the fleet of Polish Leopard 2A4 MBTs to the 2PL standard has faced numerous difficulties and technical issues. As a result, deliveries of upgraded vehicles will be delayed by up to three years.

On 24 December 2019, the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish MoD signed an amendment to a 2015 agreement covering the modernisation programme.

The contract was signed with the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ) and a number of its subsidiaries, such as ZM Bumar-Labedy, which are involved in the upgrade.

Delivery of the full fleet of 142 modernised Leopard 2PLs is

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