New vehicles for the Polish Armed Forces
On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in the area of 2 Masovian Sappers’ Regiment in Kazuń Nowy, a contract was signed for the delivery in 2019 – 2022 888 special high-mobility vehicles of average capacity of the brand JELCZ type 442.32.
The contract was signed by the Chief of the Armament Inspectorate, General Brig. Dariusz Pluta and acting President of the Board JELCZ Sp. z o.o. Leon Szuturma and Member of the Board JELCZ Sp. z o.o. Dominik Gerbszt. The agreement was signed in the presence of Mariusz Błaszczak, the minister of national defense.
It is important that the money that is spent on modernization goes to the Polish defense industry. This vehicle works well. It is used by sappers, but also by other units of the Polish Army. It is used on missions and gets the best possible ratings of users, and therefore soldiers – said Mariusz Błaszczak, the head of the Ministry of Defense during a briefing on the supply of JELCZ trucks for the army.
The contract includes the purchase of 473 vehicles under the guaranteed order and 415 cars under the option. The order also includes a logistics and training package. The total value of the contract is PLN 784,177,777, including the guaranteed portion of PLN 419,541.759 and the value in the optional part of PLN 364,629,018.
– Special high-mobility vehicles of average capacity JELCZ, which will be produced in 2019-2022 based on the next delivery contract, are well-rated by soldiers. Produced and handed over in the number of more than 1,300 pieces to military units, including units of the Territorial Defense Forces. JELCZ vehicles are used in all types of armed forces – said acting President of the Management Board of JELCZ sp. z.o.o., Leon Szuturma.
The subject of the order are two-axle special high-mobility vehicles of average capacity JELCZ type 442.32 in 4×4 configuration, adapted for driving on both hard surface roads as well as overcoming obstacles. Driven by a 240 kW engine at 2200 rpm. (326 hp), they develop a speed of up to 85km/h. Permissible total weight of 442.32 is 15.6t. with a maximum load capacity of 6t.
The order is already the third contract for the delivery of JELCZ 442.32 vehicles for the Polish Armed Forces. The first contract for the delivery of 910 trucks was concluded in 2013.
The second contract for the delivery of 500 trucks was signed in 2017. The next order is a continuation of supply of model 442.32 for the Polish Armed Forces to unify the fleet of vehicles of this class.