The maintenance center for Leopard 2 main battle tanks supplied to Ukraine will start operating in Poland in May.
This was announced by Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Wednesday, Polskie Radio reports.
"The Leopard 2A4 and 2A6 tanks that are fighting in Ukraine will be serviced and repaired at the Bumar-Labędy plant in Gliwice. The service center will start operating in May," Blaszczak said during a joint visit to the plant with Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Blaszczak added that the center will create additional jobs in Gliwice.
The minister emphasized that the reason for choosing this plant was that it has been servicing, repairing, and modernizing Leopard 2A4 tanks to the 2PL version for 20 years.
He added that Polish T-72 tanks, which Warsaw has already handed over to Kyiv, are being repaired and modernized in Gliwice.
Author - Olena Madiak, 26/04/2023