Poland’s Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced that the Polish Army is to replace its outdated all-terrain vehicles with 485 Nissan Navara pickup trucks. Poland’s Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support has selected the Nisan Navara pickup to replace the outdated domestically produced Honker all-terrain tactical vehicle. Honkers were first produced in 1988, the vehicles were assembled by different manufacturers, last of which was the Honker Car Factory in Lublin, eastern Poland. It was used mainly by the Polish Army, other recipients were Polish law enforcement agencies. Production finished in 2018.
Under the PLN98.6 million (USD24.8 million) contract, 485 Nissan Navara pickup trucks will be delivered starting in 2020 and run through to 2022.. There is an option for an additional 150 vehicles. The vehicles will be delivered by Glomex MS Poland (leader), teamed with Glomex MS Czechia. They will be fitted with a hard-top body, 140 kW diesel engine, and run flat tyres. The Nissan Navara is the name for the D21, D22, D40 and D23 generations of Nissan pickup trucks sold in Asia, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The Navara gets its name from the Navarre region of northern Spain.