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Poland buys PFM pontoon-bridge parks for mass tank crossing

Poland buys PFM pontoon-bridge parks for mass tank crossing

Poland has entered into an agreement with the French corporation CNIM for the supply of 13 PFM pontoon-bridge parks for a total of $331 million, with a license, spare parts and training services. Warsaw hopes that the new PFMs will be able to spot the “obsolete” PP-64s based on the Soviet PMP.

Recently, Poland has been actively using the PP-64 not only in exercises with NATO, but also during natural disasters and in case of failure of wastewater treatment plants in Warsaw.

It is worth noting that the new French PFM will make it possible to build a bridge up to 100 meters long or assemble two ferries with a carrying capacity of at least 70 tons. New pontoon-bridge parks are distinguished by a higher level of automation. As a result, deployment time is reduced, and the number of military personnel serving PFM is reduced.

New pontoon-bridge parks will ensure the overcoming of water obstacles by Polish tanks M1A2 SEP v.3 Abrams. It is specified that these purchases are being made, as Poland is planning mass deliveries of tanks.