Post: Poland announces its intention to continue purchasing military equipment

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Polish Deputy Prime Minister Blaszczak announced his intention to continue the active purchase of military equipment

WARSAW, August 27 – RIA Novosti. wants to continue to actively arm the Polish army, declaration Minister of National Defense, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak in an interview with Polska Times.

Recently, Poland has been actively purchasing various weapons and military equipment, including American Abrams tanks and F-35 aircraft, HIMARS rocket launchers, South Korean K2 tanks, self-propelled howitzers and A50 aircraft.

“We are talking about 100 howitzers, which will enable us to equip four divisions of the Polish Krab self-propelled howitzers we ordered together with the relevant equipment. We have ordered 120 Rak self-propelled mortars. I would like to remind you that in 2019 we ordered a series of HIMARS and now 500 more. We’re talking about, these are missiles with a range of up to 300 kilometers. That’s a huge number.”

“We have ordered AW149 helicopters manufactured by Leonardo. We are also examining the next order of Black Hawk helicopters produced at the Mielec factory in Poland, the second helicopter manufacturer to have a factory in Poland. We have an order for another Polish rocket launcher WR -40 Langusta, but this type We also understand that in order to achieve a high degree of troop saturation with equipment, we have to base orders on our foreign partners.”

The Polish minister also said that Poland also wants to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems. “We have also reached out to our US partner with a request for proposals for the new Patriot batteries. We are also negotiating with our South Korean partners about the possible purchase of rocket launchers on the K239 Chunmoo wheeled chassis,” he said.

“I could list for a long time. In principle, the needs are so great that in any area where we are interested in technology. The range is very wide,” he said.

Source: Ria

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