TSAMTO March 5. Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland wants to purchase an additional large batch of main battle tanks «Leopard 2».
As reported by the Polish edition of «Polska-Zbroyna» referring to the statement by the Deputy Minister of National Defence V.Skshypchaka, INR RP plans to purchase an additional 128 MBT «Leopard» versions 2A4 or 2A5, the total price of which is estimated at 100 million euros.
To this day, the MBT «Leopard-2A4» operated by the 25th Cavalry Brigade (g.Sventoshuv). Purchased tanks can go into service of the 9th Cavalry Brigade (g.Branevo), which at the present time armed with T-72 MBT or 34th Cavalry Brigade (g.Zhagan) curb Polish version of the tank — PT-91 «Tvardy . «
Deputy message is proof made in 2012, head of the Polish defense ministry statement T.Semonyakom ongoing INR RP negotiations regarding the acquisition of another 2-battalions of tanks «Leopard».
Despite the fact that the management of the INR is not the name of the RP technology, more likely that they will become the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr has stored about 200 extra MBT «Leopard-2A5»).
Potentially buy MBT likely in the Netherlands, which improved their tanks to version 2A6. Extra MBT «Leopard-2A4» available as part of Sun Sweden and Switzerland.
It must be emphasized that in the current time Inspectorate weapons INR RP has also begun to implement modernization programs from 128 units. MBT «Leopard-2A4», acquired in 2002 from the German Armed Forces.