Poland declared Germany's fault in disrupting the modernization of Leopard 2 tanks


In Poland, a scandal erupted over the failure of the contract for modernization tanks Leopard 2 to version Leopard 2PL. In the Polish media it is noted that the contract was signed in 2015, but so far the armed forces of the country have not received these modifications of German armored vehicles.


The reasons are the fact that the costs of modernization over a 4-year period have increased substantially, and therefore industrialists do not fit into the budget that was originally envisaged.

Polish edition of Defense24:

The prices for modernization are constantly growing, and they still cannot determine the perpetrators of the failure of the contract.


This is a program for the modernization of Leopard 2A4 tanks, which the Polish Ministry of Defense acquired in 2002-2003. After a decade and a half of operation, tanks need repairs. In Warsaw, they decided to combine repairs with modernization, including improving the armor, installing modern digital equipment. At the same time, modernization was originally planned to be carried out at Polish enterprises. However, as a result, the Ministry of Defense did not find the necessary industrial opportunities for Polish companies, and therefore the tank upgrade was entrusted to Germany. The German KMW and Rheinmetall were selected as contract executors.

Now the Polish media claim that such a decision was made under pressure from Berlin, and that Berlin should be blamed for disrupting the work. As a result, the Polish budget does not allow for the full financing of modernization, and the Leopard contract remains unfulfilled.
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  1. nPuBaTuP 1 January 2020 15: 33 New
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    such a decision was made under pressure from Berlin, and it is Berlin that needs to be blamed for disrupting the work

    And who would doubt that they would find the guilty, and not in Poland ...
    1. Finches 1 January 2020 15: 40 New
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      If this is true, then nothing surprising! The Germans throughout history have been satisfied periodically troll of the Poles, even in small things ... laughing
      1. nPuBaTuP 1 January 2020 15: 54 New
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        modernization was originally planned to be carried out at Polish enterprises. However, as a result, the Ministry of Defense did not find the necessary industrial opportunities for Polish companies, and therefore the tank upgrade was entrusted to Germany.

        They themselves are trolling, a masochist with experience ...
        1. Finches 1 January 2020 16: 06 New
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          This is the lot of all renegades!
          1. Shurik70 1 January 2020 17: 23 New
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            The essence of the article: the Poles are indignant, accusing Berlin that the Poles handed over the tanks to the Germans for repairs.
            Soon they will demand compensation.
            However, given the degree of increase in insanity in Europe, I won’t be surprised if they can even rip off compensation.
    2. figwam 1 January 2020 15: 41 New
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      Poland declared Germany's fault in disrupting the modernization of Leopard 2 tanks

      It's a good news.
    3. antivirus 1 January 2020 18: 01 New
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      ..bikers are to blame for everything .. and Putin ..
  2. EDWARD 1 January 2020 15: 39 New
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    when pshekov someone bends .. they like it .. masochists their mother)
    1. rich 1 January 2020 18: 36 New
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      From the article:
      Poland declared Germany's fault in disrupting the modernization of Leopard 2 tanks

      The Polish Ministry of Defense did not find the necessary industrial opportunities for Polish companies, and the Polish budget does not allow full financing of modernization in Germany, and the Leopard contract remains unfulfilled.

      And where is the logic? belay
      1. Alex_You 1 January 2020 19: 33 New
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        The fact that only German enterprises can carry out modernization, and those, in turn, seeing that the Poles have no choice, decided to make some extra money. It is quite logical.
        1. rich 1 January 2020 19: 52 New
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          Thank you, Alexander, I carefully read the article from me, I do not need to explain it.
          My comment was about the Poles.
          Before starting the modernization of the monopoly performers, one had to first consider what it would result in. And do not blame others for failing to modernize, because Poland does not have enough money. The logic of the lords is clearly lame
  3. Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 January 2020 15: 56 New
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    Who else is guilty before the wretched Poles ???
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka 1 January 2020 16: 20 New
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      I won’t be surprised that tomorrow a joint statement of the parties will be published that Russia is to blame for everything! laughing
      1. Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 January 2020 16: 21 New
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        it looks like it will be
  4. Kibl 1 January 2020 16: 41 New
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    Germany, of course, did a lot of bad things, but in this situation I applaud the Germans mentally. Poland needs to poke more often, and it hurts a lot to think about itself!
    1. Nikolay Ivanov_5 1 January 2020 17: 19 New
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      The Germans want to get out of the influence of the Americans, and the Poles voluntarily climb into dependence and with special frenzy.
  5. rocket757 1 January 2020 16: 42 New
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    And THESE they wanted to capture Kaliningrad, in a couple of days or what?
    A squeamish mess, annoying and dirty .... for the time being, until she gets another kick.
  6. knn54 1 January 2020 16: 48 New
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    It will be necessary for the modernized T-72 to serve in the Polish army for itself and for that ... Leopard.
    1. 32363 2 January 2020 04: 34 New
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      Quote: knn54
      It will be necessary for the modernized T-72 to serve in the Polish army for itself and for that ... Leopard.

      he they have PT91 called, with a German gut.
  7. Fantazer911 1 January 2020 16: 56 New
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    The one who does not want to work cheaply is always guilty!
  8. voyaka uh 1 January 2020 17: 09 New
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    You ask how fast the Germans upgrade Leopards for OWN army. smile
    They and their cars do not have time to upgrade to the deadlines set by their own MO.
    Everything is going slowly: both its orders and foreign ones. And the reason is not so much in the slowness as in the lag of the Germans in digital technologies. It’s easier for them to cast and weld a new tower than to put a new computer in the old one and connect it to dozens of sensors and devices.
    1. Aqr009 1 January 2020 17: 28 New
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      And the reason is not so much in the slowness as in the lag of the Germans in digital technologies. It’s easier for them to cast and weld a new tower than to put a new computer in the old one and connect it to dozens of sensors and devices.

      Strange, for Mercedes, Audi or Volkswagen you can not say this what
    2. 32363 2 January 2020 04: 36 New
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      Quote: voyaka uh
      You ask how fast the Germans upgrade Leopards for OWN army. smile
      They and their cars do not have time to upgrade to the deadlines set by their own MO.
      Everything is going slowly: both its orders and foreign ones. And the reason is not so much in the slowness as in the lag of the Germans in digital technologies. It’s easier for them to cast and weld a new tower than to put a new computer in the old one and connect it to dozens of sensors and devices.

      wassat parsley uzbagaysya, do not tell serious people.
  9. svp67 1 January 2020 17: 17 New
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    However, as a result, the Ministry of Defense did not find the necessary industrial opportunities for Polish companies, and therefore the tank upgrade was entrusted to Germany. The German KMW and Rheinmetall were selected as contract executors.
    .... As a result, the Polish budget does not allow for the full financing of modernization, and the Leopard contract remains unfulfilled.

    And the Polish side is Nothing to blame ..., but by the way, as always. It is strange that Russia has not yet been blamed for this.
    1. Astra wild 1 January 2020 17: 44 New
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      Not yet evening. Wait, they will find out that V. is guilty. I sometimes think what they will do if VV does not become? Then I reassure myself: as long as Russia exists, they will find something to blame us for.
      1. svp67 1 January 2020 18: 10 New
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        Quote: Astra wild
        I sometimes think what they will do if VV does not become?

        They have everything in order with this. All Russian tsars, emperors, general secretaries, now the GDP is all SINDS, dreaming of capturing and capturing Poland, which was never guilty of anything.
  10. Astra wild 1 January 2020 17: 31 New
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    Ah, what an unconscious Germany
  11. Uncle Izya 1 January 2020 18: 42 New
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    When the United States navel tear the Poles hold on Germans do not forget nothing you will be poor
    1. Alex_You 1 January 2020 19: 41 New
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      Today, the Germans are too tolerant. Present at the German dispute with the Pole. I don’t know where it started, but the conversation was in a raised voice. Moreover, the German was red and something was yelling to the Pole, and the Pole smiling at him answered that the German calm down, you still can’t shoot, not the 39th year.
      1. Uncle Izya 1 January 2020 20: 09 New
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        Who knows all sorts of Germans, there are all sorts of Poles, all sorts of Russians, and each has his own character. If an aggressive German would have beaten the game to the Pole
      2. Uncle Izya 1 January 2020 20: 14 New
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        By the way, who was traveling from Poland to Belarus there are no signs that there is a neighboring state, on the trains the map is drawn where western Belarus is part of Poland and all the sites are here buy-in, buy-in, nehta everything is paid by Poland
  12. Connor MacLeod 2 January 2020 02: 46 New
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    How are they with short-range air defense systems? Any kind of rusty Shilka?
  13. Admund 2 January 2020 14: 34 New
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    https://www.defence24.pl/leopardy-w-polu-bezradnosci
  14. NF68 3 January 2020 17: 20 New
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    Everyone around Poland is always to blame. Only Poland is all white and fluffy.