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Poland to upgrade 14 more Leopard 2A4s to Leopard 2PL standard

31 July 2018

Poland will upgrade 14 more Leopard 2A4 tanks to the Leopard 2PL standard, PGZ confirmed to Jane's on 30 July. Poland's Armament Inspectorate (AI) signed the PLN300 million (USD82 million) deal with PGZ Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy on 20 June. Reports of the deal appeared in the Polish media on 26-28 July.

The upgraded tanks are scheduled to be delivered in 2021. The original deal to upgrade 128 Leopard 2A4s was signed on 28 December 2015 and included an option for 14 more tanks, which was exercised by the AI, raising the total price to around PLN2.7 billion.

In addition to increasing the number of tanks to be modernised, the upgrade package will be changed to give the tanks new capabilities.

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