Poland Boosts Border Security: Purchase 150 New Armored Military Vehicles

Written by Kathrine Frich

Jul.10 - 2024 1:54 PM CET

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Poland's Ministry of National Defense has announced plans to acquire 150 armored military vehicles.

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Poland's Ministry of National Defense has announced plans to acquire 150 armored military vehicles to bolster security along its eastern border with Belarus.

150 Military Vehicles

According to Tech the urgent need for these vehicles was emphasized by Deputy Minister of Defense Paweł Bejda during a conference held at the General Staff Headquarters of the Polish Armed Forces on Wednesday.

The vehicles are intended to transport troops and safeguard them from potential external threats.

Accompanied by Deputy Minister Cezary Tomczyk and Chief of the General Staff Gen. Wiesław Kukuła outlined the ongoing efforts to enhance Poland's security measures in response to recent tensions along the Polish-Belarusian border.

While specific details about the types of vehicles to be procured were not disclosed, Colonel Joanna Klejszmit, spokeswoman for the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, confirmed that the decision-making process is underway.

Designed to WIthstand Small Explosions

Speculation in the public domain suggests that the focus could be on vehicles like the AMZ Tur VI, known for its robust capabilities and current deployment by the Polish Border Guard.

The Tur VI, developed by Polish manufacturer AMZ-Kutno, features a 4x4 chassis and accommodates an eight-person crew within a highly secure cabin meeting STANAG 4569 standards.

These vehicles are designed to withstand ammunition fire and small explosions, providing crucial protection for troops during transport. The acquisition of these armored vehicles underscores Poland's commitment to fortifying its border security amid escalating regional tensions.