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Poland receives final Leopard 2A5 MBTs from Germany

Remigiusz Wilk, Warsaw - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
07 December 2015




The last batch of Leopard 2A5 MBTs were transferred to Poland on 28 November. Source: Polish Ministry of Defence



Poland has received its final batch of Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) from Germany, it has been announced.

The MBTs, plus 220 additional vehicles, were purchased for EUR187 million (USD203 million) in November 2013 from ex-German Army stocks to equip the 34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade, based in Zagan.

Speaking to IHS Jane's , Captain Rafal Nowak from 34th Brigade said, "On 28 November we received the last tranche of Leopard 2A5 tanks. Now the brigade is fully equipped with 14 Leopard 2A4 and 105 newer 2A5 MBTs. We expect that all remaining vehicles, including trucks and Bergepanzer 2 armoured recovery vehicles, will be delivered to mid-2016."



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Good for them. I was a bit surprised by the German decision to sell so much of their armored vehicles, they really don't have that many left now. Guess it's all up to the cost cutting, they didn't have money to properly maintain their army so they decided to sell a big part of the armored units. Not a bad choice but.. maybe they should have kept a little more than what they have now.
 

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