Poland and Czech Republic work on a new 4x4 platform
Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) subsidiary Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) is to work with Czech firm Tatra Export on designing a new 4x4 armoured vehicle.
HSW and Tatra signed a cooperation agreement during the MSPO exhibition in Kielce on 8-10 September.
The new platform will be manufactured in Poland and offered for a number of procurement and modernisation programmes in the country. The agreement also allows the vehicle to be offered to other export markets.
The new Polish-Czech 4x4 vehicle could replace existing obsolete, Soviet-era wheeled platforms still in service with Polish units.
For example, it could be fielded as a command vehicle for rocket artillery regiments equipped with Langusta WR-40 self-propelled multiple rocket launchers, or for future artillery units armed with the 155mm wheeled self-propelled Kryl howitzer, which remains under development.
‘Obtaining the rights to produce a 4x4 vehicle in Poland significantly expands our ability to provide the Polish Armed Forces with solutions tailored to their needs in artillery programs and more.’ said Bartłomiej Zając, board president of HSW.
The Polish company and Tatra Export have also formed a consortium to bid on the Pegaz (Pegasus) programme to procure a new 4x4 vehicle for Polish SOF.
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