Poland Likely to Buy Abrams Tanks for $3.75B

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 04:39 AM, December 7, 2022
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Poland Likely to Buy Abrams Tanks for $3.75B
M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank

Poland could soon place an order for Abrams tanks worth $3.75 billion, now that it has received the go-ahead from the U.S. State Department.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Poland has requested to buy 116 M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks; 12 M88A2 HERCULES Combat Recovery Vehicles; 8 M1110 Joint Assault Bridges; 6 M577A3 Command Vehicles; 26 M1152A1 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV); 26 M1279A1 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV); 116 M2 .50 caliber machine guns; 232 M240 7.62mm machine guns; 6 AGT1500 gas turbine engines; 30,928 120mm M865 Target Practice, Cone Stabilized, Discarding Sabot - Tracer (TPCSDS-T) cartridges; 20,823 120mm M1002 Target Practice Multipurpose Tracer (TPMP-T) projectiles; 60,000 120mm M829A4 Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot-Tracer (APFSDS-T) cartridges; 2,000 120mm M829A3 Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot-Tracer (APFSDS-T) cartridges; 50,000 120mm M829A2 Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot-Tracer (APFSDS-T) Cartridges; 10,000 120mm M830A1 High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) TP-T cartridges; 60,000 120mm M908 High Explosive Obstacle Reduction-Traces (HE-OR-T) cartridges; 70,000 120mm M1147 High Explosive Advanced Multipurpose Round cartridges; and related equipment and support.

The total estimated program cost is $3.75 billion.

The principal contractor(s) will be AAR, Wood Dale, IL; Allison Transmissions, Birmingham, AL; Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, AL; BAE Systems, Sterling Heights, MI; General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, MI; Honeywell, Phoenix, AZ; L3Harris, Melbourne, FL; Leonardo DRS, West Plains, MO; Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD; Palomar, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Pearson Engineering, Phoenix, AZ; and US Ordnance, McCarran, NV. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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