The Polish Army received its first Robot Patrolowo Przenośny (RPP) 1806 engineer unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) on 2 March, the Ministry of National Defence (MND) and manufacturer Łukasiewicz-PIAP Institute announced the same day.
The first batch of 18 RPP UGVs will be delivered to the 2nd Masovian Military Engineer Regiment by the end of the 2020. The remaining 17 are to be delivered in 2021.
The MND put the contract value at PLN80.7 million (USD20.9 million).
Łukasiewicz-PIAP Institute director Piotr Szynkarczyk said the delivery of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/counter-improvised explosive device (IED) UGVs was one of the 14 major modernisation programmes announced by the MND, adding that the institute is Poland’s biggest UGV manufacturer.
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