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Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzern

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 16. Aug 2014, 13:55

Das ist tatsächlich ein A5; dieser Typ hat, wie der "Leopard 2 A4", eine L44 Glattrohrkanone. Die L55 verwendet der "Leopard 2 A6". Die 2012 vertraglich mit WZM vereinbarte Modernisierung von T-72M1 und PT-91 ist übrigens nicht zustande gekommen:

    Polish Armed Forces Modernisation 2013-2022 (Military Technology • MILTECH • 8/2013)

    Poland plans to completely upgrade their armoured units (it has 11 tank battalions in service) which are currently based on the aging LEOPARD 2A4s (128 in service) and relatively obsolete tanks that will not be modernised: PT-91 TWARDY (232) and T-72M1 (more than 350). The first stage of the so called "armoured programme" involves modernising all 128 LEOPARD 2A4 tanks, which were built in the 80s and obtained from the Bundeswehr's surplus. The new version - LEOPARD 2PL - will be comparable to the newest LEOPARD 2A7 variant. In a collaboration with Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann (KMW) and with a significant participation from Polish industry, upgraded tanks will be delivered between 2015 and 2018. The project, led by Zaktady Mechaniczne Bumar - tab dy, is currently in analysis phase.

    Polish plans do not end here. In March, Deputy Minister of National Defence, General Waldemar Skrzypczak (a former Commander of mechanised units) revealed that Poland wants to buy additional 128 LEOPARD 2A4 or 2A5 tanks for $100 million. They could potentially come from Sweden or Switzerland (both have 2A4s), but the most likely supplier is Germany (2A5). The MoND confirmed that talks are already underway.

    Skeptics have recently been criticising the purchase of used tanks, as they would harm or even stop Polish work on an indigenous MBT. This concept has been alive in Poland for over 20 years and is a very visible sign of Polish national ambitions. According to the 2013-2022 plan, between 2014 and 2018, Poland wants to carry out a study on the construction of indigenous, multirole, universal, modular tracked platform called RYDWAN, which would serve as a basis for a whole family of vehicles: MBT (T-72/PT-91 replacement), IFV (BMP-1 replacement), tank destroyer (with ATGMs), self-propelled heavy howitzer, command vehicle, reconnaissance vehicle, MEDEVAC, minelayer, and recovery vehicle. Poland plans to acquire 2,300 RYDWAN vehicles initially in different configurations between 2018 and 2035.

    In this context it is worth to note an agreement signed in May between Polski Holding Obronny (former Bumar) and BAE Systems. Both companies want to cooperate in development of a universal, tracked platform for the Polish Armed Forces as an offer to the "armoured programme." The vehicle will be based mainly on Swedish CV90 IFV technology, which was unsuccessfully offered to Poland by BAE Systems in the past. It wiil also use technical solutions developed by Bumar as part of a recently failed ANDERS tracked combat vehicle project.

    An order in range of as much as 600 vehicles of this class can be expected, which would make the programme one of the largest in Europe. The story is all the more interesting due to the fact that Bumar's rival Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) is leading a group of companies working on a development of an IFV. Critics of such a solution point out that it leads to a waste of resources and redundancy of efforts. Instead of continuing the domestic ANDERS programme, it has been canceled, and now the development starts from scratch leading to a competition between two Polish manufacturers.
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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von Dr4ven » 16. Aug 2014, 18:47

Die Polen schwenken komplett auf Leopard 2 um, sie haben dann von der Stueckzahl gleich viel wie Deutschland und wenn sie alle auf A6 upgraden, auch recht schlagkraeftige Einheiten um mit den Deutschen dahingehend zusammen arbeiten zu koennen.

Man plant ja bei den Landforces zumindest eine gemeinsame Brigade, da nuetzt ein gleiches MBT Modell bei Taktik und Logistik.

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 18. Feb 2015, 22:14

Polen will 128 Leopard 2A4 durch ein Konsortium aus PGZ und Bumar-Łabędy auf den Standard Leopard 2PL modernisieren lassen. Es folgen Verhandlungen mit den beteiligten Firmen. Ein Konsortium aus PHO, Bumar-Łabędy und OBRUM hat schon zuvor ein Angebot abgegeben, das aber wegen diverser Mängel nicht akzeptiert worden ist, weswegen das Verfahren nun neu aufgesetzt wurde. Das Programm soll 3 - 4 Monate nach Unterzeichnung der Verträge beginnen und bis 2020 abgeschlossen sein.

    PGZ zmodernizuje Leopardy

    Poland rejigs Leopard 2PL upgrade programme

    The Polish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has opted for a new contractor for the planned upgrade of 128 of its Leopard 2A4 main battle tanks (MBTs) to the new Leopard 2PL standard.

    After launching a tender for the programme in October 2013, Poland has rejected the latest offer from a consortium led by Polish Defence Holding (PHO) out of "formal and technical reasons" and because of limited Polish industrial participation in the upgrade.

    Instead, the MoD has selected Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) as its new industry partner for the modernisation programme.

    The MoD intends to develop a completely indigenous capability to service, repair, and overhaul Leopard 2 MBTs to the F6 level. Accordingly, the MoD has changed the classification of its entire Leopard 2 modernisation programme, which is now subject to "essential security interest" procedures.

    Deputy Minister of Defence Czeslaw Mroczek said that the military was rethinking the specifications of the upgrade to the 2PL standard and was analysing a range of potential, Polish-made parts to replace original components and still be certified.

    The President of PGZ, Wojciech Dabrowski, stated: "We expect the new offer for Leopard modernisation will be proposed in [the] second quarter of 2015. I also confirm that we [have] selected the Bumar Labedy plant as a leader of the upgrade."

    The first prototype of the Leopard 2PL will be revealed in 2015. A contract signature is expected after the military accepts the upgrade, with modernisation works to begin 3 to 4 months later. All 128 MBTs are planned to be upgraded by 2020.

    IHS Jane's understands that other companies involved in the programme will include: WZM Poznan, responsible for the chassis upgrade and maintenance; and PCO, responsible for the tanks' imaging systems.

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 01. Apr 2015, 14:51

Die Beschaffung von Brückenlegepanzern als Ergänzung zum "Leopard 2A5" und "Leopard 2PL" wurde gestrichen, der Kauf von Bergepanzern ist ebenso wenig absehbar:

    No Assault Bridges for the Polish Leopard Tanks? (24. Februar 2015)

    The Armament Inspectorate has concluded a tender regarding the Daglezja mobile bridges on wheel- and track-based chassis. These are the only folding bridges in the inventory of the Polish Army, that may be used by the Leopard 2A5 and future Leopard 2A4PL tanks, weight of which is to exceed 60 tons. The MS-20 Daglezja wheeled-chassis are to be delivered by a consortium formed by the OBRUM and Bumar-Łabędy companies, and when it comes to the track-chassis-based MG-20 Daglezja-G assault bridges, the tender has been cancelled.

    Tenders related to delivery of these designs have been announced in October last year. Both the wheeled MS-20 Daglezja, as well as track-chassis-based MG-20 Daglezja-GP bridge, have been developed by the Gliwice-based OBRUM cocmpany. The Polish Army has received, back in 2012, two MS-20 bridges, and only a single prototype of the MG-20 model has been manufactured.

    According to the information released by the Armament Inspectorate, the proceedings related to the deliveries of 10 MS-20 wheeled-chassis bridges have resulted in selection of Gliwice-based consortium, consisting of Obrum and Bumar-Łabędy companies, as the main contractor. Seven vehicles should be delivered during the year 2015, the remaining three shall be received in 2016. One offer has been placed in the bid, and it has been accepted.

    When it comes to the tender related to the track chassis MG-20 Daglezja-G bridges, its scope included realization of the implementation works, including production of 2 examples. All works shall be completed by November 2016, and series production should be possible to be started then. The Polish Army needs ca. 30 vehicles of this type, which would accompany the Leopard 2 tanks in combat conditions, in any terrain. Their armour and terrain abilities would be similar to the tank abilities, thus the MG-20 bridges would be appropriate to go over many obstacles.

    The procedures related to the track-chassis assault bridges has been cancelled on 18th February 2015 by the Armament Inspectorate, without stating any reasons. Hence, introduction of proper self-propelled bridges for the Leopard 2 tanks has been delayed, and operational prospects for the new Polish tanks are thus limited. The issue of technical support vehicle, which would be capable of towing Leopard 2A5 and Leopard 2A4PL tanks in the future also remains unsolved.

    Poland to buy MS-20 bridgelayers (25. Februar 2015)

    Poland seeks MG-20 Daglezja-G tracked bridge layers (26. Oktober 2014)

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 23. Jun 2015, 08:23

Polish Ministry of Defence Begins The Negotiation Process Related To The Leopard Tanks. The Agreement Is To Be Signed In The Autumn (13. Juni 2015)

Spokesperson for the Polish Ministry of Defence, Col. Jacek Sońta, informed us in his statement that another procedure, the aim of which is to modernize the Leopard 2A4 tanks began on 27th May. He stressed the fact that the negotiations, that are to be carried out on 11th June, are going to involve both the Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa [Polish Armament Group], as well as the Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar Łabędy [Bumar Łabędy Mechanical Works] company.

According to Col. Sońta, the agreement is to be signed between third and fourth quarter of 2015. The spokesperson for the Polish MoD stressed the fact that the work schedule, as well as the deadlines, are going to constitute an object of negotiations between the Armament Inspectorate and the contractor, while the final arrangements would be dependent mainly on the contractor’s capacity within the scope of the realized contract.

Back in February this year, the Polish government had cancelled the previous procedure related to modernization of the Leopard 2A4 tanks, rejecting the offer placed by the consortium consisting of the PHO, OBRUM and Bumar-Łabędy companies. According to the information released by the Polish Armament Group, MoD’s decision was caused by formal and substantial errors contained within the documentation and too low level of polonisation of the process.

The Polish Leopard 2A4 tanks modernization programme is significantly delayed in comparison with the initial plans. According to the content of the materials shared by the Ministry of Defence in December 2012, it was initially assumed that an agreement is going to be signed in 2013, between 2014 and 2015 the test batch is going to be developed, while the main portion of the works was to happen between 2015 and 2018. Currently, according to the “Armed Forces Technical Modernization Plan For The Period Between 2013 and 2022” (as defined on 8th May), acquisition of the modernized Leopard 2A4 tanks is to start from 2017.

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 05. Sep 2015, 11:21

MSPO 2015: Polish Leopard to change spots

Thomas Fritzsch, regional sales director at Germany’s Leopard tank manufacturer, KMW, told Shephard at the MSPO exhibition in Kielce, Poland, that an upgrade contract is expected by the end of 2015 with the upgrades completed by 2020.

This target is ‘ambitious’ Fritzsch added when considering that there are at least 128 2A4 Leopards that are expected to undergo the upgrade. There could be additional A4s that undergo the upgrade that are being delivered with the more recent A5 batch, which are being used as Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARVs).

Out of the 116 new Leopards being delivered 103 are A5s with the remainder A4s, which could be upgraded as well.

KMW is offering an upgrade to the A4 that will take those MBTs up to a A5 standard in terms of armour protection and to the 2A7 in terms of electro-optical systems. This will allow the Leopard A4 fleet to operate alongside the A5s.

The A5s that are being delivered do not possess the latest technology, but the A7 E/O technology is the latest and proven in the German Army’s fleet of Leopard A7s.

Fritzsch explained that there will be some turret re-design required to bring the A4 up to standard because the E/O sight is in a different position and so is the periscope. Internal and external modules need to be changes and the commander’s sight will have a third generation thermal imager.

In addition the turret will receive a completely electrical turret drive and a new man-machine interface that will cut the number of screens from several to just one.

Bumar is the Polish partner for KMW’s upgrade bid. An initial 5-10 Leopard A4s will be modified in Germany with training provided to Bumar engineers and complete the technology transfer, with the remaining vehicles completed by Bumar in Poland.

On the turret, the modification will convert the structure to the A5 standard. It will mean making the gun shield thinner, raising the driver viewer and moving the periscope back slightly.

This means the ‘ballistic hole’ in the turret structure where the driver can see through is now placed above the turret and removes a potential kill-shot option from the enemy that could bypass the turret armour and take out both the driver and commander sitting behind.

Furthermore the forward 7.62mm gun in the turret will be moved closer to the main gun barrel and the internal modules will be changes.

According the Fritzsche, rival bidders for the upgrade that are offering just an up-armouring of the turret is ineffective. This is because the driver viewer is still located to the right of the gun barrel at the front of the turret and still offers an enemy the chance to disable the tank.

He added that although the new 2A5s being delivered do not officially require an upgrade this could be something under consideration within the next decade.

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 02. Okt 2015, 20:41

Leopard 2PL Prototype in 2016

Chief of the Polish Ministry’s of Defence Armament Inspectorate, gen. Adam Duda, announced that the Ministry has received three offers related to modernization of the Leopard 2A4 tanks - two coming from the German Companies - KMW Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall, and one from the Turkish Aselsan company. The Ministry of Defence is going to select the modernization programme (out of the three offers mentioned above) which is going to be pursued. The selection is going to be made in October. In 2016 a prototype is planned to be created, in line with the standard which is going to be implemented, in total, in case of 142 main battle tanks used by the Polish Army.

According to the information released by General Adam Duda, working as the chief at the Armament Inspectorate, not only is the modernization programme going to cover modifications of 128 Leopard 2A4 tanks acquired initially, as the works are going to be carried out also in case of the 14 examples procured together with the Leopard 2A5 vehicles, purchase of which was realized back in 2013.

One of the three modernization offers is going to be selected in October, out of the proposals submitted by one of the three companies: Turkish Aselsan or German KMW Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, or Rheinmetall companies. The modernization programme is planned to be realized in cooperation with the Polish Armament Group. The agreement with the task consortium, formed by the Polish companies cooperating with the foreign partner, should be signed until the end of this year.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the above would make it possible to execute the works and create the prototype of the Leopard 2PL which is to be a modernized variant of the Leopard 2A4 tank in 2016. Next, a respective test programme is going to be carried out.

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 01. Dez 2015, 16:55

Last Leopard 2A5 Tanks Reach Poland [PHOTOS]

34th Armoured Cavalry Brigade based in Żagan has received the last lot of the Leopard 2A5 tanks that have been acquired by Poland in Germany, back in 2013.

According to cpt. Rafał Nowak, the Brigade has picked up the last delivery of the tanks that have been acquired in Germany. The Leopard main battle tanks were transported via railways. The initial examples were delivered to Żagan on 16th May last year, and while the last tank arrived at the base on 30th November 2015.

The unit will also receive support vehicles, technical support vehicles and trucks. In total, on the basis of the agreement concluded by Tomasz Siemoniak and Thomas de Maizère, who were the acting Defence Ministers of Poland and Germany at the time, 105 Leopard 2A5 tanks and 14 Leopard 2A4 tanks were procured by the Polish Army. The value of the agreement has been estimated to be contained in an amount of EUR 180 – 200 million.




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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 29. Dez 2015, 14:51


Signature of the Agreement on Modernization of Leopard


W dniu 28 grudnia 2015 r. w siedzibie PGZ w Radomiu w obecności Sekretarza Stanu w Ministerstwie Obrony Narodowej Pana Bartosza KOWNACKIEGO podpisana została umowa pomiędzy Inspektoratem Uzbrojenia a Konsorcjum w składzie Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. Zakłady Mechaniczne „Bumar – Łąbędy” S.A. na modernizację czołgów Leopard 2A4 do wersji 2 PL.

On 28th December 2015 in presence of Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Defence Mr. Bartosz Kownackie an agreement was signed at the headquarters of PGZ in Radom between Inspektorat Uzbrojenia and a consortium composed of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. and Zakłady Mechaniczne „Bumar – Łąbędy” S.A. for the modernization of the Leopard 2A4 tanks to the version 2 PL.

W ramach umowy, w latach 2015-2020, zostanie przeprowadzona modernizacja 128 sztuk czołgów Leopard 2A4 z opcją jej rozszerzenia o kolejne 14 szt. (w roku 2021). Wykonawca umowy, na wszystkich modernizowanych czołgach, poza obszarem modernizacyjnym zobowiązany będzie wykonać przeglądy F6 (wieży, podwozia i osprzętu) oraz przywrócić ich sprawność techniczną, udzielając jednocześnie gwarancji na cały zmodernizowany czołg. Dodatkowo zmodernizuje również bazę szkoleniową (symulatory i trenażery) do czołgu w wersji 2 PL.

Wartość umowy na wykonanie modernizacji 128 sztuk czołgów Leopard 2A4 kształtuje się na poziomie ok. 2,415 mld zł.

W realizacji zamówienia, poza firmami wchodzącymi w skład Konsorcjum, planowany jest udział: Wojskowych Zakładów Motoryzacyjnych w Poznaniu, PCO S.A., Zakładów Mechanicznych Tarnów, ROSOMAK S.A., Ośrodka Badawczo-Rozwojowego OBRUM z Gliwic. Strategicznym partnerem przy modernizacji czołgów będzie niemiecka firma Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH.

Under the agreement the modernization of 128 Leopard 2A4 tanks will be carried out in the years 2015-2020, with the option of an extension for another 14 pc. (2021). The contractor of the agreement will be required to perform inspections F6 (tower, chassis, and accessories) on all modernized tanks, regardless of the modernization and restore their technical efficiency, while providing guarantees for the modernized tank. In addition, it will also modernize training facilities (simulators and trainers) to tank version 2 PL.

The value of the contract for the modernization of 128 units of Leopard 2A4 tanks stands at approx. 2,415 billion Zł.

The following companies belonging to the consortium, are scheduled to participate in the contract: Wojskowy Zakładów Motoryzacyjny in Poznan, PCO S.A., Zakłady Mechaniczny Tarnow, ROSOMAK S.A., Ośrodka Badawczo-Rozwojowego OBRUM from Gliwice. A strategic partner in the modernization of tanks will be the German company Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH.

Główne obszary modernizacji obejmą:

    - zwiększenie odporności balistycznej wieży,

    - wymianę napędu wieży z hydraulicznego na elektryczny,

    - poprawę przyrządów celowniczych dowódcy i działonowego,

    - zwiększenie możliwości ogniowych (modernizacja armaty),

    - poprawę bezpieczeństwa żołnierzy.

The main areas of modernization include:

    - the increase of ballistic protection of the turret,

    - the exchange of the hydraulic turret drive with an electric one,

    - improvement of the commander's and gunner's sights,

    - increasing firepower (modernization of the gun),

    - improving the safety of soldiers.

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 05. Jan 2016, 14:10

Poland orders 128 upgraded Leopard 2PL main battle tanks

The contract includes upgrades to the MBTs' turret, chassis, and other equipment to F6 level (with co-operation from subcontractor WZM Poznan), and the modernisation of Poland's tank training simulators.

The upgrade will include a modernisation of the MBTs' turret armour to a level at least that of the Leopard 2A5 variant, while not exceeding a total weight of 60 tons for the Leopard 2PL. This will include a partial change of the MBT's turret armour plates, and the addition of extra armour developed by IBD. Spall liners will also be added in the crew compartment of the turret, while internal storage and stowage capabilities will be extended.

The upgrade will see the tanks retain their existing L44 120 mm gun (rather than be upgraded with the longer L55 gun), although it and its fire control system will be upgraded for compatibility with the newest DM11 and DM63-type armour-piercing ammunition. A more substantial upgrade will come in the form of new commander and gunner sights incorporating the Polish PCO KLW-1 thermal imager, while the gun and turret stabiliser systems will be changed from hydraulic to electric.


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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 19. Feb 2016, 20:52

Rheinmetall, Bumar-Labedy Sign $144M Polish Tank Modernization Deal

Germany’s Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH and Poland’s state-run defense company Bumar-Labedy SA have signed a deal worth €130 million (US $144 million) to modernize the Leopard 2A4 tanks, which are operated by the Polish military, Bumar-Labedy said in a statement.

Under the plan, Rheinmetall will build a prototype upgraded tank, dubbed the Leopard 2PL, and modernize a trial batch of about a dozen units. Following this, the German manufacturer will transfer its know-how to Bumar-Labedy, and the Gliwice-based company will upgrade the remaining tanks. In 2002, Poland acquired 128 Leopard 2A4s from the German Bundeswehr.

Umowa z firmą Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH






Scope of the Leopard 2A4 upgrade, up to the Leopard 2PL standard

When it comes to the detailed scope of modernization, it is going to cover, above all, the fire control system, and the armour and armament mounted within the turret. The core of the modernization programme is a compromise of three following factors:

    • Cost;

    • Vehicle weight;

    • Improved capabilities, within the area determined by the aforementioned factors.

The main limitation imposed on the programme is related to the requirement, according to which vehicle weight of 60 tonnes shall not be exceeded, since such result would require, as the German experts claim, the whole suspension to be modified, so that it would be capable of properly supporting the increased increased mass of the tank. This means that within the 4 tonnes of weight increase, 75% of that mass is going to be used to improve the ballistic protection level for the turret. The remaining mass margin is going to be used for modernization of other key parameters of the tank.

In the light of the limitations described above, the companies resigned from improving the hull armour.

The turret is going to be retrofitted with additional modular IBD Deisenroth Engineering armour, placed in a way that would close the gap for the EMES-15 targeting device, however, without any changes made to the special armour insert, except for the gap above. The armour layout will still enable the driver to exit the vehicle, at any position of the turret. IDB is also going to deliver the spall liners. The works are planned to be realized in collaboration with the Polish Rosomak S.A. company. The assumption is that the Polish entity shall ultimately be able to license-manufacture the required elements of the armour.

Leopard tanks are additionally going to be fitted with a new Deugra fire/explosion protection system. According to the Rheinmetall company, in total, the resistance of the turret is going to be higher than in case of the Leopard 2A5 tank.

No plans have been made to improve strength of the bottom part of the hull. or to apply a new protective driver’s seat that would minimize the effects of the potential explosion under the vehicle. The hull of the Polish Leopard 2A4 tanks is not going to go through any significant changes. The modernization will include installation of a day-night observation system for the driver, along with the auxiliary power unit. The driver is to have a new day-night observation system at his disposal, featuring a KDN-1 Nyks reversing camera, manufactured by PCO.

The new, 17 kW APU will provide additional power for the newly installed systems. This is a change which is relevant in a situation, in which the hydraulic drive units for the turret and the cannon are replaced with the electric counterparts. In a longer run this increases the modernization potential, providing a power reserve that may be required for the prospective BMS system and other components, e.g. broadband communications features that are an indispensable element which should be implemented in case of the vehicles that operate in a net-centric battle awareness environment.

The remaining changes within the hull of the vehicle are related to modifications of other systems and to the general weight increase. The above requires replacement of the rescue equipment, including ropes and hooks that are used to recover the vehicles from the battlefield, since these elements are now to withstand load imposed by pulling a 60 tonnes tank.

The key changes implemented in the Leopard 2PL tank include the fire control and observation systems, as well as the armament. The 120 mm tank cannon is going to be tailored to use the DM63A1 ammunition with a sabot round, and the DM11 high-explosive programmable round. Using the DM63A1 ammunition, in the light of the increased pressure and recoil, requires the recoil mechanism to be customized. Changes need to be made also to the casing container. In order to utilize the DM11 ammunition, L-44 programming system is going to be added. This module will be interconnected with the tank’s fire control system. The cannon will also feature an electronic trigger.

Fire control system is going to be modified, particularly within the scope of the applied optronic observation and targeting devices. EMES-15 gunner’s sight and PERI R-17 commander’s sight are expected to be replaced with the Polish KLW-1 Asteria Gen-III thermal vision cameras, provided by the PCO company. Moreover, PERI R17A1 system used in case of the Leopard 2A4 tanks will be modified by the Airbus DS Optronics company, so that it is compliant with the R17A3 standard. The above means that the system would be fitted with a laser range finder. Identical optoelectronic solution is being used in the latest variety of the Leopard tanks, the 2A7 version. Commander’s station will be fitted with a multifunction-display, allowing the user to transmit the video from the PERI R-17A3 and EMES-15 targeting devices, carry out a full test of the turret systems, and controlling their operation, and operation of the protection systems.

The turret and cannon motors will be replaced with the electric EWNA system provided by the Jenoptik Defence & Civil Systems ESW company. Elements of this device are going to be manufactured by the ZM Tarnów facility in Poland. All of the devices listed above will be coupled by a serial CAN-BUS communications bus, interconnecting all of the digital components of the tank.

The modernization programme does not include installation of the BMS system on the Leopard tanks. No plans have been made regarding the communications devices used so far, or within the scope of expanding the current system with a broadband digital link. The issues described in the present paragraph are, most probably, going to be covered by an annex to the agreement which may be signed, once the Armament Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defence selects the final BMS system that would be acquired for the land forces.

Pierwsze Leopardy już u nas… (21. Januar 2016)





Nasza spółka przystąpiła do realizacji umów zawartych na przeglądy i modernizacje czołgów Leopard. Pojazdy dotarły już do zakładu. Realizacja pierwszej z umów obejmuje kompleksową weryfikację techniczną, przegląd techniczny F6 podwozia, wieży i uzbrojenia oraz doprowadzenie pojazdów do stanu pełnej sprawności technicznej i bojowej.

Our company started to implement the agreements concluded on the maintenance and modernization of Leopard tanks. Vehicles have already reached the plant. Implementation of the first of the agreements includes a comprehensive verification of the technical inspection of the F6 chassis, tower and weapons, and bringing vehicles to a state of full technical efficiency and combat.

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Re: Polen: Modernisierung und Neubeschaffung von Kampfpanzer

Beitrag von theoderich » 24. Feb 2016, 10:23

Polish-German Leopard 2PL modernisation agreement signed


According to terms of the agreement RLS will teach ZM Bumar-Labedy all the know-how needed to maintain and upgrade Leopard 2 MBTs, and to create an overhaul and support facility for them in Poland. ZM Bumar-Labedy will also gain all intellectual property rights for Leopard 2 MBTs in the Polish market.

RLS, part of Rheinmetall Defence, is the principal foreign partner for the Poland's Leopard 2PL modernisation project, although five other German companies are also involved: Rheinmetall Waffe Munition, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, IBD Deisenroth Engineering, Airbus DS Optronics and Jenoptic Defence & Civil Systems ESW.

In total, more than 50% of the programme's budget is to be subcontracted for Polish firms, including: WZM (power-pack overhaul); PCO (KLW-1 Asteria and KDN-1 Nyks cameras delivery); ZM Tarnow (EWNA turret drives manufacturing); Rosomak (licenced production of additional turret armament); and OBRUM (modification and repairs of MBT simulators).

The first prototype Leopard 2PL is planned to be completed in Germany in March 2018 and delivered to the Polish Armed Forces for evaluation in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018. This will include two tests to validate the upgraded protection level offered by the new 2PL standard.

The first MBT would be followed by another five more prototypes, also modernised in Germany and planned to deliver by mid-2018.

The first pre-production batch of 12 tanks are to be upgraded in Poland with co-operation from German technicians by Q1 2019. The remaining 110 Leopard 2A4s will then be modernized in Poland without external assistance from Q2 2019 to Q3 2020.

Rheinmetall bringt 128 polnische Leopard 2-Kampfpanzer auf den neuesten Stand

In einer industriellen Kooperation mit der Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) und ZM Bumar-Łabędy S.A. ist Rheinmetall der strategische Partner der polnischen Unternehmen und steuert entscheidende Schlüsseltechnologien – unter anderem in der Elektronik und bei der Waffentechnik – bei. Für Rheinmetall verbindet sich mit dem Projekt ein Auftragsvolumen von insgesamt rund 220 Mio EUR.

Im Zuge der Modernisierung sollen die 128 Leopard 2 A4 Kampfpanzer, die die polnische Armee 2002 aus Beständen der Bundeswehr gekauft hat, auf den neuen Standard Leopard 2 PL gebracht werden, der dem des deutschen Leopard 2 A5 bzw. A6 entspricht.


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Beitrag von theoderich » 16. Apr 2016, 21:35

Poland-Zielonka: Artillery

2016/S 075-131556

Contract notice


II.1.5) Krótki opis zamówienia lub zakupu:

Przedmiot zamówienia obejmuje dostawę do siedziby zamawiającego (Ośrodek Badań Dynamicznych w Stalowej Woli) zespołu lufy balistycznej (z osłoną) o długości 44 kalibrów i długości komory nabojowej 570 mm przystosowanej do montażu w zespole kołyski armaty Rheinmetall 120 mm L44 mm (standard NATO) z dwoma gniazdami w komorze nabojowej lufy do wkręcenia piezoelektrycznych czujników ciśnienia (gwint M12x1).

    — Wymagania dodatkowe:

      lufa fabrycznie nowa lub używana z ilością strzałów nie większą od 250 obliczoną według nw. przelicznika:

        *strzał pociskiem HE, jako x1;

        *strzał pociskiem podkalibrowym ćwiczebnym, jako x1,5;

        *strzał pociskiem podkalibrowym bojowym, jako x3.

    — książka lufy z wpisem resursu technicznego potwierdzającą ilość oddanych strzałów,

    — protokół technicznego odbioru potwierdzający dopuszczenie lufy do użytku bojowego,

    — gwarancja obejmująca przydatność lufy do strzelania – 24 miesiące lub łącznie 1 250 strzałów według ww. przelicznika.

II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase:

Object of the contract includes the delivery to the registered office of the contracting authority (Centre for Dynamic Testing in Stalowa Wola) of a ballistic barrel (with cover) with a length of 44 calibres and the length of the chamber of 570 mm adapted for mounting in a cradle of Rheinmetall 120 mm L44 mm (NATO Standard) guns with two slots in the chamber of the barrel for screwing piezoelectric pressure sensors (thread M12x1).

    - Additional requirements:

    barrel brand new or used with a number of shots not greater than 250 calculated by nw. conversion:

      * HE projectile shot as x1;

      * Shot a bullet podkalibrowym practice field, as x1.5;

      * Shot a bullet podkalibrowym battle, as x3.

    - Book barrel with an entry confirming the amount of the technical service life in total shots,

    - The protocol of technical acceptance confirming admission of the barrel for combat use,

    - Guarantee the usefulness of the barrel for shooting - 24 months or a total of 1 250 shots according to the aforementioned calculator.