Ukrainian Leopard tanks repaired in Poland return to the frontline

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By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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The Bumar-Łabędy factory in the Polish city of Gliwice has announced the completion of repairs on the first batch of Ukrainian Leopard 2 tanks and their handover to the Ukrainian army.

Since July, the Bumar-Łabędy facilities in Gliwice have been undertaking repair work on Ukrainian Leopard 2A4 tanks that sustained significant damage at the Ukrainian front line. Reports from both the company itself and the Polish Armament Group revealed that after just two months, the first tanks had been repaired and are now returning to the battlefield.

Bumar-Łabędy confirmed that the first batch of repaired Leopard 2A4 tanks was handed over to the Ukrainians on Sept. 29. These tanks are expected to be back on the frontline soon to repel the Russian invasion. According to Bumar, work is ongoing to repair more Leopards.

The speed at which the Polish team repaired the heavily damaged tanks is impressive. In under two months, essential repairs and field tests were conducted, all to ensure that the Ukrainian armed forces could robustly combat the Russians.

The tank repair hub, dedicated to those fighting in Ukraine and stationed at Bumar-Łabędy, was established as part of a Polish-German cooperation.

Financing for the hub is expected to rely on funds provided by members of the so-called “tank coalition” — countries that supplied the Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Discussions with coalition countries on this matter, however, are still ongoing.

Additionally, Bumar-Łabędy is in talks with Ukrainians regarding repairs of equipment other than the Leopard tanks. This might include the T-72 tank design, which, as previously mentioned, Bumar has vast experience with. Furthermore, as reported by the Polish Armament Group, an agreement was reached in April to establish a service center in Gliwice for Ukrainian T-64 tanks.

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