Polish Army has received first two upgraded Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks from Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) consortium.
“Works aimed at collecting the next three vehicles are to be completed this week. The formally completing production of vehicles is an important stage in the program, enabling the start of delivery of subsequent batches of modernized Leopards 2PL,” PGZ consortium said in a statement Thursday.
On May 8, the tanks completed a two-week test period. The first batch of Leopard 2PLs were picked up by Zakłady Mechaniczne "Bumar-Łabędy" SA in Gliwice. The vehicles will be delivered to the 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade stationed in Świętoszów.
The tanks will have new fire and explosion protection systems, electric cannon and turret hydraulic stabilization systems, and improved Rh-120 L44 smoothbore gun. It is equipped with optoelectronic KLW-1 Asteria III generation thermal imaging camera. Additional armor modules are mounted on tank tower.