Poland to procure Ukrainian active protection systems for T-72 tanks modernization

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Poland is set to purchase more than 500 Ukrainian dynamic defense systems in the framework of the Warsaw's efforts to modernize the country's T-72 tank fleet, according to Serhiy Shvydkyi, CEO of SE Microtek.

"Following a series of successful tests, Ukroboronservice signed off a contract with one of the Polish companies to supply more than 500 of our dynamic protection systems," Shvydkyi said in an interview with the Oboronno-Promyslovyi Kurier news agency.

He added that Poland has a "very large fleet of T-72 tanks - more than 900 pieces," and, due to the transition to NATO-produced equipment, "they intend to upgrade 500 of them and sell them to a third party."

"We participate in the project in the part of dynamic protection, while the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau - in the part of upgrading the turrets. In January, we passed a certification in Poland involving officials from WITU*," Shvydkyi recalled, adding that Poland is the first NATO member state to certify our products and order our systems, while having their own ERAWA-1 and ERAWA-2 dynamic defense systems, which have not been adopted by the Polish security forces."

* Wojskowy Instytut Techniczny Uzbrojenia - Military Institute of Defense Technologies

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