We want to upgrade PT-91- said the deputy head of the defense department
We focus on the price of about 4 million zlotys for the modernization of one tank (about 1,1 million dollars - ed.). We have about 300 such combat vehicles, so the cost of the program as a whole will exceed 1 billion zł
The procedure for analyzing and evaluating offers will last 18 months. Warsaw considers upgrading the PT-91 tanks as an interim solution, before a new generation of tanks will enter the troops. In particular, PT-91 should get new 125-mm ammunition, which will increase their anti-tank capabilities.
In September, at the largest defense exhibition in Poland MSPO, which was held in Kielce, Bumar-Łabędy, part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), presented a possible upgrade package for PT-91.
The improved tank is proposed to equip with the active armor of the new generation ERAWA and equip it with a 2A46MS caliber 125 mm / L46 caliber made in Slovakia with an upgraded automatic loader and SAVAN-15 fire control system.
The driver’s seat will be equipped with a PNK-72 Radomka night vision device and a KDN-1 Nyks round-the-clock camera. Additional equipment will include a TKN-3Z night-vision sight for the commander and a SOD circular viewing system.
Bumar-Łabędy also proposes to strengthen the PT-91 suspension, upgrade the manual gearbox and install the S-12U engine with HP 850 power.
In addition, Jane's learned about the plans of the Polish Ministry of Defense to modernize in Czechoslovakia self-propelled howitzers vz.2018 Dana with the wheel formula 2020х77 in 8-8. At the same time, the local military intend to keep the 152-mm gun and not to replace it with the standard NATO 155-mm howitzer. We intend to focus on improving the Tatra T-815 VT Kolos chassis, reports "Voennoe.RF"