Rheinmetall, PBZ to develop reconnaissance vehicle

polishbrdm2450Defense News is reporting that Germany’s Rheinmetall has teamed up with the state-run Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) to develop a new armored vehicle for Poland’s military. The two partners have agreed to develop a six-wheel-drive armored vehicle that will meet the requirements of the Polish Army’s LOTR [light armored reconnaissance vehicle] procurement program.  The designed vehicle is to weigh less than 20 tons and will replace the Soviet built BDRM-2 currently in use by Polish armed forces.  German business daily Handelsblatt reported that Poland plans to acquire 200 new vehicles for an estimated US $330 million.

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