Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak stated that he also approved the contract for the 116 Abrams tanks to be added to the army, after the approval of the US authorities.
Blaszczak, in a statement on his Twitter account, stated that these tanks will strengthen the Polish army and that soldiers will be trained in this context.
“We are strengthening the Polish army. We are strengthening the armored fist of the army. The first tanks will be delivered to our army this year. I thank the USA for the strong cooperation,” Blaszczak said. used his statements.
THEY WILL BUY 116 ABRAMS TANKS FOR $1.4 BILLION
According to the statement made by the Polish Ministry of Defense, the total value of the contract for Abrams tanks was calculated at $ 1.4 billion. About 200 million dollars of this will be financed by the USA under the aid funds given to Poland. Thus, Poland will have included 116 Abrams tanks in its inventory with this contract.
EXPLANATION FROM THE USA ABOUT THE AGREEMENT
“The State Department has decided to approve the sale of M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks and related equipment to Poland with an estimated value of $3.75 billion,” from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency over the past weeks. statement was made.
In the statement, which stated that a notification was sent to Congress regarding the approval of the sale, the sales package included 116 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks, as well as Hercules rescue vehicles, 8 attack bridges, 6 command vehicles, 26 High Performance Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), 26 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV). ), 116 M2 .50 caliber machine guns, 232 7.62 mm caliber machine guns, 6 AGT1500 gas turbine engines, a large number of ammunition and other support equipment.