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Poland to Create a Service Hub For Ukraine’s Leopard Tanks, But One Issue Can Be Resolved Only By Germany

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The Leopard 2A4 / Illustrative photo from open sources
The Leopard 2A4 / Illustrative photo from open sources

In Poland, it is not the first time that the issue of supplying ammunition for German Leopard tanks has been emphasized for another time

Poland is ready to service the Leopard tanks that to be delivered to Ukraine. For this purpose the country is planning to launch a service hub, which will be created at the Bumar-Łabędy mechanical plant, as the Minister of National Defense of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, announced.

Poland to Create a Service Hub For Ukraine’s Leopard Tanks, But One Nuance Remains With Germany, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
The Leopard 2A4 tank / Credits: Bundeswehr

However, according to Mr. Blaszczak, one of the main problems related to the issue of repairing Leopard tanks is the low availability of spare parts for these main battle tanks.

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According to Poland’s Defense Minister, he will have a meeting with his counterpart, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius: "I expect that Minister Pistorius will influence the German defense industry so that these details are delivered."

Poland to Create a Service Hub For Ukraine’s Leopard Tanks, But One Nuance Remains With Germany, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
The leopard tanks during maintenance at Krauss-Maffei Wegmann facilities

Defense Express reminds that this is not the first time that the problem with spare parts has been raised publicly in Poland.

In particular, earlier the President of Poland Andrzej Duda spoke about "serious problems" with spare parts, and noted that this problem is "generally widespread" not only in Poland, but also in other countries.

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