WASHINGTON — The US Division of State’s Protection Safety Cooperation Company introduced on Friday [February 18th] that it had notified the US Congress that it had permitted Poland’s acquisition of weapons programs and tools for roughly $ 6 billion.
The long-awaited order of the Polish authorities, which ought to considerably enhance the fight functionality of the Polish floor forces, is already underway. Warsaw will obtain lots of of programs and tools within the coming years.
What precisely is Poland shopping for? 250 essential battle tanks M1A2 Abrams SEPv3. That is the newest model of the American tank, which is at present changing out of date tanks within the US Military. Poland has determined to show to the USA to purchase tanks and heavy armored automobiles after Germany and France refused to incorporate Poland in a three way partnership below the MGCS [Main Ground Combat System / Main Ground Combat System] program. Below this program, French tanks Leclerc and German Leopard will probably be changed within the coming years.
Along with tanks, Poland will obtain 26 M88A2 HERCULES, that are a number of the largest armored restoration automobiles [ARVs] on this planet and are utilized by army engineering troops. Along with them, Poland acquires 17 joint assault bridges M1110.
Poland’s order is big, however the primary programs and tools it acquires are 250 AN / VLQ-12 CREW Duke counter-IED programs, 15 AGT1500 fuel turbine engines, 9,168 120 mm M865 cone-stabilized goal cartridges, 4,592 120 mm M1002 Goal Apply Multipurpose Tracer [TPMP-T] projectiles, 13,920 120 mm M830A1 excessive explosive anti-tank [HEAT] TP-T cartridges, 6,960 120 mm XM1147 Excessive Explosive multi-purpose tracer. Entrance restore programs are additionally included, Trailer mounted mills; Low-profile stations for strange remote-controlled weapons [CROWS-LP]; communication tools; GPS receivers; ammunition; spare and restore components; Particular testing devices and tools [STTE], and so on.
In fact, Poland additionally acquires machine weapons – these are 276 items of M2 .50 caliber machine weapons and 500 items of M240C 7.62 mm machine weapons.
America says the sale is not going to solely enhance the fight capabilities of a NATO ally however will probably be a cause to make sure Europe’s safety. “Poland will meet present and future threats by offering a dependable pressure able to deterring adversaries and collaborating in NATO operations,” the Protection Safety Cooperation Company mentioned in a press release.
Greater than 10 main producers are concerned within the manufacturing of the Polish order. Because of the nature of the contract, in addition to as a result of enormous amount, not like different instances, right this moment the Protection Safety Cooperation Company doesn’t announce when the deadlines for Poland to accumulate the tools. However, logically, it occurs in phases over the subsequent no less than between 4-5 years.
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