BAE Systems and Polish Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) signed a memorandum of understanding Monday to jointly produce M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) and other combat vehicle solutions to the Polish Armed Forces.
“The companies are establishing a strategic relationship to provide the M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) and other combat vehicle solutions to the Polish Armed Forces, if requested and agreed, to support their Abrams-based heavy brigades,” BAE Systems said in an official release.
Both BAE Systems and PGZ will expand the scope of their cooperation to support Polish Armed Forces modernization projects and work toward securing critical capabilities of life-cycle support in Polish defense industry facilities.
The main area of cooperation is the M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle program, which is a key part of the M1A2 Abrams tank procurement program announced by the Polish Ministry of National Defense earlier this year.
The other combat vehicle solution included within the scope of the memorandum is the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV). BAE Systems’ AMPVs are a family of next-generation combat vehicles which provide protection, mobility, reliability, and interoperability to their users. The AMPV will be integrated with the U.S. Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) and is tailored to operate seamlessly alongside the M1A2 Abrams tanks.