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Rosomak conducts training on the construction of the LPR Legwan vehicles

Rosomak company from Siemianowice Śląskie, which is part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), conducts training for plant employees on the construction and operation of Light Reconnaissance Vehicles Legwan (LPR Legwan), which are the Polish versions of KIA KLTV.

On Thursday, May 9, 2024, Rosomak company from Siemianowice Śląskie, part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), announced on social media that it is conducting training for plant employees on the construction and operation of Light Reconnaissance Vehicles Legwan (LPR Legwan), which are the Polish versions of KIA KLTV.

Photos: Rosomak via Facebook

Operating 4×4 Legwan vehicles also involves the skills of their daily maintenance and servicing.

Since May, the first employee training sessions have started at Rosomak’s headquarters, where they are acquiring certifications as crew training instructors and vehicle mechanic instructors. Theoretical and practical sessions conducted by specialists from KIA Motors will last throughout the month.

During the sessions, vehicles that arrived in April are used, as well as special educational stands for learning the main components of the drivetrain system provided by the manufacturer.

The training will conclude with an examination and the issuance of certificates.

Trained Rosomak instructors will be responsible for conducting future training for users and mechanics of LPR 4×4 Legwan vehicles and their service support, reads the post on the company’s official Facebook profile.

The first vehicles from Korea arrived at Rosomak company on April 16 this year. One of them was later showcased during the III International Police and Public Security Fair POLSECURE (in hall F), which took place on April 23-25 this year under the auspices of the WB Group at the Kielce Trade Fairs.

On April 14 this year, the South Korean Defense Agency for Technology and Quality (DTaQ) published a video dated December 14, 2023, showing ballistic resistance tests of this type of vehicle in a Polish configuration.

The vehicles delivered were in an armored version, which according to the manufacturer provides protection for the crew and passengers at level 2 (7.62 mm x 39 API) or level 3 (7.62 mm x 51 AP) according to STANAG 4569. They are also equipped with a rotating turret mount that allows the installation of a machine gun caliber 7.62 or 12.7 mm, or an automatic grenade launcher caliber 40 mm. As can be seen, in line with announcements, they have received new, modernized bodies prepared for the Polish customer.

On August 14, 2023, an agreement was signed between the Armament Agency and the PGZ – Rosomak consortium for the supply of nearly 400 Legwan Light Reconnaissance Vehicles in a 4×4 configuration, with delivery scheduled for 2024-2030. The contract value is approximately 1.2 billion PLN gross (ca. 300 million USD). The first demonstration model was presented at last year’s MSPO in Kielce. From the first deliveries, the vehicle will receive a new, modernized body prepared for the needs of the Polish military. Over the next few years, Rosomak plans to gradually transfer the production of vehicle components to Poland, starting with the transfer of body production technology and making design changes to meet the requirements of the Polish Armed Forces.

The Legwan is powered by a 225 HP Hyundai D6EB diesel engine, coupled with an automatic transmission, and features fully independent suspension on all axles. The modernity of the design is highlighted by the use of an eight-speed automatic transmission, a central tire inflation system, and a run-flat system that allows driving after tire punctures. The permissible total weight of the vehicle is approximately 5.7 tons, which allows it to fill the gap between light vehicles with a gross vehicle weight up to 3.5 tons and heavier designs based on the Waran 4×4 platform.


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