Poland Signs $4.75B Deal for 250 Abrams Tanks

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Poland Signs $4.75B Deal for 250 Abrams Tanks

Poland signed an agreement for the purchase of 250 Abrams tanks from the U.S.A. April 5 providing including 26 maintenance vehicles M88A2 HERCULES and 17 bridges M1074 JOINT ASSAULT BRIDGE, as well as a training and logistics package and ammunition.

The value of the order is approximately USD 4.75 billion net. “As a part of the contract, we also bought ammunition in meaningful amount, which significantly reinforce our armed forces. This is a very important reinforcement  of the Polish Armed Forces” - Defense Minister M. Błaszczak.

"Abrams tanks will go to the 18th Mechanized Division. The task of these tanks is to deter a potential aggressor. We all are aware of what is happening beyond our eastern border. Later this year, 28 Abrams tanks from the US Army will be delivered to the Polish Army, so that the training of Polish soldiers can be launched.

"The Abrams tanks in the most modern SEPv3 version will be delivered to units located in the eastern part of Poland, on the Eastern flank of NATO - primarily the 18th Mechanized Division, including the 1st  Armoured Brigade. The first tanks for training will be delivered to the Polish  Land Forces later this year, and deliveries are scheduled to be completed in 2026.

It will be the beginning of the implementation of one of the largest contracts in the history of the Polish Armed Forces, a Polish MoD statement said.

Minister Błaszczak reminded that the finalization of the agreement for the purchase of Abrams tanks is one of the elements of the modernization and development  of the Polish Army's potential.

"Polish government constantly reinforces and develops the capabilities of Polish Armed Forces and the Polish Armed Forces. It is enough to say that last year we have spent 2.34 %of our GDP on defence which makes us among the top countries within NATO when comes to the numbers and comes to the those expended drift. The Polish government constantly develops the Polish Armed Forces because only a secured  Poland can develop. This is why we create the new unites to equip them  with the most modern equipment.

Very soon the Home’s Defence Act will come to force which will be a foundation for the Polish Armed Forces to be increased in numbers and equipped with the most modern equipment. I would like very much to thank Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński for initiating this process. I can assure all of you that we will continue it."

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