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PGZ Poland and HRC Korea sign strategic partnership memorandum at MSPO 2022

PGZ Poland and HRC Korea sign strategic partnership memorandum at MSPO 2022

Polish defence company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and the Republic of Korea’s Hyundai Rotem Company (HRC) have signed a strategic partnership memorandum on the second day of the defence exhibition MSPO’22 in Kielce.

This partnership memorandum defines the scope in three cooperation areas: tanks, wheeled, armoured personnel carriers and unmanned ground systems.

This signed memorandum is a significant step in the Polish-Korean Korean partnership for the joint development and construction of a ground platform for the Polish Armed Forces.

The cooperation aims to maximize the research and development (R&D), production and modernization provided to Poland and other clients.

Another critical collaborative step was the announcement of the location of a new production plant for the K2 Black Panther MBT, which was made under license by Poland.

It is planned that the Polish military will acquire more than 1,000 tanks, which will be produced and serviced by the PGZ.

In addition, the signed memorandum also expands the scope of cooperation, including work on the next-generation tank, which HRC is currently promoting as K3.

Another area of ​​the PGZ-HRC partnership is developing a wheeled combat vehicle (Panzer) platform and an unmanned ground system (UGV).

Currently, the strategic partnership in the military field between Poland and Korea is very high. Where Poland will also buy the K9 Thunder 155 SPH and the FA-50 light fighter jet from the Ginseng Country Fighting