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  1. Hyundai Rotem models of K2PL, and based on it AEV and ARV, that were sent to KIPO (Korean Intelectual Property Office).
  2. Right now work is done to start producing our new FFG's within "Miecznik" ("Swordfish") programme. SSK programme codenamed "Orka" ("Orca") is ongoing, Navy is quiet about it, but as far as I heard, something is going on.
  3. Ok, an update, because this is huge! Informations I will provide below, is from Armaments Agency spokesman Col. Krzysztof Płatek. Polish MoD plans: MBT's: - 116 M1A1SA to be upgraded to M1A2SEPv3. - 250 new built M1A2SEPv3. - 180 K2 to be upgraded to K2PL. - 820 K2PL produced in RoK and Poland. - K3PL a future MBT developed in cooperation between Poland and Republic of Korea. - T-72's, PT-91's and Leopard 2's will be completely withdrawn from service. IFV's: - 1000-1400 Borsuk IFV. - Heavy IFV based on AS21 Redback, total numbers to be procured unknown at this moment. 155mm SPH's: - 144 AHS Krab. - 48 K9A1 to be upgraded in future to K9PL. - 642 K9PL based on K9A2. - Codevelopment between Poland and Republic of Korea for next generation 155mm SPH. MLRS: - Polish MoD is interested in K239 Chunmoo to supplement procurement of M142 HIMARS and WR-40 Langusta-2.
  4. Phase 1 = ~180 K2's from Republic of Korea. Phase 2 = probably ~400 K2PL's. This is probably the plan. It is also officialy confirmed by MoD, all T-72's, PT-91's and Leopard 2's will be withdrawn from service, replaced by 366 M1A2SEPv3's (116 upgraded M1A1SA's and 250 new built M1A2SEPv3's) and 580 K2/K2PL. Also worth to mention, MoD might procure some additional M1's in future if there will be such need. In simple words. T-72's, PT-91's and Leopard 2's are going out, and we stay only with M1A2SEPv3's and K2/K2PL's.
  5. First M1A2SEPv2's for Polish Army traning center for crew delivered. Second important information, MoD said, that at some point, 116 M1A1SA's we bought, will be upgraded to M1A2SEPv3 standard. Photos are by Z Obiektywem Obok Munduru team.
  6. First M1, from batch of 28 leased by US to Poland for training of our tank crews had been seen recently in Poland. These are M1A2SEPv2's.
  7. https://www.polsatnews.pl/wiadomosc/2022-07-14/mariusz-blaszczak-w-programie-gosc-wydarzen/?ref=aside_najnowsze Minister of Defence, Vice Prime Minister Mariusz Błaszczak, just confirmed that Poland and USA agreed that US will provide Poland with additional older M1's (variant unknown yet) besides 250 M1A2SEPv3's we bought. How many of these additional M1's will be provided remain to be seen.
  8. Currently standard for M1A2SEPv2's and M1A2SEPv3's (and in future M1A2SEPv4's) is CROWS-LP, so RWS stays on tank, just in different lower profile variant.
  9. PGZ and Honeywell signed memorandum to create service and logistic centers in Poland for Honeywell products, including AGT1500 gas turbines for M1A2SEPv3's.
  10. Polish 155mm Krab SPH's were provided to Ukrainian Army, 18 SPH's + C2 and support vehicles. It seems they are very liked by Ukrainian Army, so liked that Ukrainians ordered 50-60 more. It seems that Poland will use in future not one, but two modern IFV's. It will be domestic amphibious Borsuk, and heavier IFV. It seems that this heavier IFV will be South Korean AS21 Redback, which will be modified to use Polish made ZSSW-30 unmanned turret the same used in Borsuk IFV, probably some other modifications will be made as well. And first 70 from 300 purchased Cougar 4x4 MRAP's Polish MoD procured are already in Poland. These vehicles on avarage drived only around 200km, so they are like factory fresh. All Cougars we bought have TAK-4 suspension system. Right now first vehicles are being modified to meet Polish Army requirements and will be repainted in Polish Army camouflage scheme.
  11. Ok, so it seems that indeed Polish Army tank fleet in future will be made from two tank types, M1A2SEPv3 and K2PL. Our MoD is having a long visit right now in Republic of Korea, talking with our Korean partners about possible technology transfers, licenses etc.
  12. So Polish MoD sent Letter of Request for 500 M142 HIMARS launchers. It's worth to mention that we want to procure only launchers + missiles. Trucks will be Polish Jelcz, also FCS will be Polish Topaz. There is also talk about procuring license for at least one type of missiles, I guess GMLRS or GMLRS-ER.
  13. US is considering to expedite production of M1A2SEPv3's for Poland. This means that M1A2SEPv3's production would have priority over production for US Army and Australia. Another option that is considered and do not exclude option no.1 is to provide additional tanks to Poland via Lend Lease. Subject is discussed around 1:06:00.
  14. Poland just signed contract with MBDA for license production of Brimstone ATGM for new 4x4 tank destroyer. https://newsroom.mbda-systems.com/pgz-mbda-uk-agreement-for-tank-destroyers/ Vehicle configuration will probably look like this graphic: However it will use new chassis codeveloped by HSW and Tatra. Here some graphics of Tatra/HSW 4x4. Ex-Polish T-72M1R's upgraded with ERA. in Ukrainian service.
  15. Our excercises are mostly done at several training areas like Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Nowa Dęba Training Area etc. Photos I posted are from Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area which is the largest Training Center in Poland. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Poligon+Wojskowy,+DW175,+78-500/@53.4447351,15.809585,9176m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47011f28316cc549:0x51b4106f75f268de!8m2!3d53.4262205!4d15.8041012?hl=pl-PL
  16. Some more photos from Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area where tank crews from 1st Armored Brigade are going through initial course on M1A2SEPv2's before we will receive our M1A2SEPv3's.
  17. From US we will buy right now KEW-A1 APFSDS and we already have green light to buy KEW-A4 APFSDS as soon as it will complete all trails and mass production will commence. Polish M1A2SEPv3's will also be certified to use DM63A1 APFSDS and also Polish designed and produced Pz531 Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3 APFSDS. Our M1A2SEPv3's will also use M830A1 MPAT, M1147 HEMP and Polish designed and produced Pz541 HE.
  18. First tank crews from 1st Armored Brigade are starting their training course at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area. At the moment they will use 28 M1A2SEPv2's provided by US Army, untill our new M1A2SEPv3's will be produced and shiped to Poland.
  19. Polish MoD just informed that first Polish soldiers went to US to be trained in use of M1 tanks. These are not the front line tank crews, but future instructors that will train further soldiers here in Poland.
  20. Concept models of the "Sona" VSHORAD/SHORAD systems. 1. Combat vehicle on Rosomak chassis, armed with 1x 35mm autocannon with programmable ammunition, and 4x Piorun 2 missiles. 2. Combat vehicle on K9PL chassis with modernized Loara-A turret armed with 2x 35mm autocannons with programmable munitions and 4x Piorun 2 missiles. 3. Laser system based on Rosomak chassis.
  21. We would not add requirements. The goal was to aquire rights for production in Poland. As for program being bollocks. Well I was not the one making decisions back then. If it would depend on my decision, I would either seek to get license for M1. Or more preferably, already make agreement with Republic of Korea, for K2PL. But I am not a decision maker. And I agree, let's stop this, too much politics involved.
  22. T-72M1R is just refirbishment + thermal camera. Nothing special, still obsolete. PT-91's are still obsolete. Leopard 2's are still obsolete! Their armor protection is obsolete, you think we don't know what armor they have? Type B armor provide less protection vs KE than T-72M1 armor! Most of our Leopard 2A4's use Type B armor, which provised ~350mm vs KE. Some A4's have Type C armor, which provides protection comparable to T-72M1, which is ~410-420mm vs KE. Leopard 2A5's have Type C armor on the hull and Type D armor on the turret. Type D provides ~600mm vs KE. All these is simply obsolete! MGCS from France-Germany is a no go, because we were told to screw ourselfs, we are not allowed to join. No wonder considering EU is a club of sates with double standards, where some countries are treated better than others. Besides MGCS is a program with death star syndrome. Up to this day Germany and France can't agree on basic requirements, they can't agree on what gun they will use, not to mention costs! You seen how much money will cost to build only technology demonstrators of MGCS? This program is bollocks! I guess for the same money thatwill be put in to MGCS program, we could procure ~1000 M1A2SEPv3's or K2PL's.
  23. Are you serious?! You consider obsolete T-72M and T-72M1 tanks as equal or superior to Bellarusian and Russian fleet of T-72B's and their modifications?! Besides this is our security, Myself and my fellow citizens do not feel any necessity to explain ourselfs to anyone.
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