Ukraine to collaborate with Poland for modernization of Polish PT-91 Twardy main battle tanks 01501161

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Ukraine to collaborate with Poland for modernization of Polish PT-91 Twardy main battle tanks.
Ukraine plans to supply Poland with vertical drives to modernize main battle tanks PT-91 Twardy (based on T-72M1), the ones Polish Army is armed with. Relevant prospects were discussed by the head of UKROBORONPROM SE "Kharkiv Machine-Building Plant "FED " - Oleksandr Pashchenko - and the chairman of the Polish Defense Industry Association during the visit of Ukrainian delegation to Warsaw.
     
Ukraine plans to supply Poland with vertical drives to modernize main battle tanks PT-91 Twardy (based on T-72M1), the ones Polish Army is armed with. Relevant prospects were discussed by the head of UKROBORONPROM SE "Kharkiv Machine-Building Plant "FED " - Oleksandr Pashchenko - and the chairman of the Polish Defense Industry Association during the visit of Ukrainian delegation to Warsaw. Polish army PT-91 Twardy main battle tank
     
The PT-91 MBT, which is also referred as the Twardy (Hard), is a further development by the Zaklady Mechaniczne Bumar-Labedy SA of the Russian-made T-72M1 which has been produced under license in Poland for many years.

The first prototype of the PT-91 was completed late in 1992 and underwent trials with the Polish Army during the same year. First PT-91 enters in service with the Polish army in 1995.

The Twardy PT-91 is armed with the same 125-mm smoothbore gun 2A46 used in the T-72, fitted with an automatic reloading mechanism which allowed for removing the gun's loader as a crew member, and gave a rate of fire of 8 to 10 rounds per minute. Additional armament includes a 7.62-mm coaxial PKT and 12.7mm anti-aircraft NSVT machine guns.

According to Oleksandr Pashchenko, soon after the Christmas season, Ukrainian and Polish delegations will meet on the territory of UKROBORONPROM SE "Lviv Armored Plant." During the meeting, the Polish side will demonstrate the work of vertical drive - installed on the tank T-72 - providing all the necessary specifications and conclusions.

SE "Kharkiv Machine-Building Plant" FED" management has also confirmed readiness to cooperate with Poland in MiG-29modernization.

In 2015 UKROBORONPROM increased production of military equipment by 36 times, systematically providing the Armed Forced of Ukraine with the latest armament samples.
 

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