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The new generation European tank is on the way, the agreement was signed

PARIS, BERLIN, (BM) – France and Germany have signed two agreements regarding the development of the main battle tank of the future under the MGCS (Main Ground Combat System) program. In the future, he should replace cars such as Leclerc and Leopard 2, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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The most powerful countries of the European Union – Germany and France – have taken another important step towards the creation of a fundamentally new battle tank. As it became known, they signed a framework agreement that defines the basic conditions, control mechanisms and organization of the Main Ground Combat System program.

In particular, it was agreed that future contracts require parity funding from the German and French parties.

In addition, European states signed the first implementation agreement – the basis for the research phase, in which they should determine the architecture of the MGCS system. The stage will last two years. After him, they will begin to develop a technology demonstrator that will allow for more detailed determination of the requirements for the new MBT.

Recall, a prototype of a promising light tank from General Dynamics for the US Army was recently introduced.

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Bulgarian Military recalls that on January 4 Berlin and Paris took the decision to exclude Poland from the new European tank project.

“Warsaw would gladly take part in a joint project to build a new tank, but Germany and France prefer to carry out the project on their own,” writes Die Welt.

“Poland is a heavy military load, defends NATO’s eastern flank. The European Union wants more defense cooperation. But for this you need to use the same weapons systems. If Poland concludes only bilateral agreements with the United States, uniting European armies will be even more difficult.” – the newspaper adds.

The publication quotes an anonymous interlocutor from Berlin political circles: “In conversations with German defense companies, including regarding political decisions, the needs of the Poles rarely play any role. This is a mistake.”

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Die Welt also writes that Poland has found a military partner in South Korea. We are talking about the company Hyundai Rotem, which will offer Poland a model of the K2 tank.

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