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MSPO 2015: Polish Military Police select Plasan SandCat armoured 4x4

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  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan ELITE MEMBER

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    The Szop (Plasan SandCat) 4x4 armoured vehicle for the Polish Military Police. Source: Remigiusz Wilk
    Plasan Sasa has won a contract worth PLN24.75 million (USD6.56 million) to provide modified SandCat 4x4 armoured vehicles for the Polish Military Police Special Unit.

    The new vehicles will be known as Szop (Racoon) in Polish service, with the SandCat beating the Germaz vehicle proposal for the light armoured intervention vehicle programme (Samochod Interwencyjny Lekko Opancerzony - SILO).

    The Israeli SandCat vehicle, based on a shortened Ford F350 chassis, is powered by a 6-litre diesel engine with a 4x4 transmission.

    The SILO requirement had called for a 5-door vehicle capable of transporting 6-8 fully equipped soldiers and additional equipment with a gross vehicle weight under 10 tonnes, powered by at least a 280 hp engine, and capable of mounting add-on Super Multi-Hit Armour Technology (SMART) composite armour.

    The 14 Szop vehicles will be supplied by the Polish firm Zeszuta, as a representative of Plasan Sasa, by the end of 2015. The Szop vehicles will be delivered in several variants, all painted black: seven armoured intervention vehicles, two vehicles with an assault ramp, three medical evacuation vehicles, one VIP emergency evacuation vehicle, and one command vehicle, which will be equipped with a sensor mast.

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    Look is very much similar to Otokar Cobra 2