Four Vehicles Move Forward in Polish Pegaz Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle Competition – Defense & Security Monitor

Four Vehicles Move Forward in Polish Pegaz Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicle Competition – Defense & Security Monitor

by J. Kasper Oestergaard, European Correspondent, Forecast International.

collage of armored vehicles
Poland is looking to acquire hundreds of armored personnel carriers for its Special Operations Forces, military police and land forces. Source: Manufacturer websites. Graphic design by Forecast International.

At the 28th MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland, the Polish Ministry of Defense downselected four out of 12 multipurpose armored vehicles for the next stage of the Pegaz (Pegasus) competition. The much-delayed Pegaz program initially called for deliveries of 280 vehicles between 2017 and 2022 for Poland’s Special Operations Forces and military police, with several hundred more vehicles for the land forces following from 2023 onward. However, the program suffered from delays and was eventually relaunched in June 2019.

The initial order concerns the delivery of 15 vehicles for the Special Operations Forces, and the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish MoD has requested seven features:  high mobility; crew protection against enemy weapons, including mines and IEDs; combat capabilities; fire support capabilities; multipurpose capacity; command support capability; and the ability to act as a wheeled personnel and equipment transport platform. The maximum quantity of vehicles that will be acquired is 105 (15 firm + 90 optional).

Vehicle Variants

The four vehicles that will proceed to the next stage are:

  • Fortress Mk 2 – jointly offered by France’s Arquus (formerly Renault Trucks Defense) and
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