Poland equips the army with modern Abrams: how many tanks and when will Warsaw get

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Poland is equipping its troops with modern Abrams: how many tanks and when will Warsaw get

Poland creates an unremovable barrier in case the aggressor decides to attack.

Poland will receive the first American Abrams tanks in the spring. These will be the first samples of a batch of 250 ordered tanks.

This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense of Poland Mariusz Blaszczak on January 26 in an interview “Polish Radio”.

“My mission as the Minister of National Defense is to strengthen the Polish army, I am consistently doing this. I want to announce the good news – this spring we will receive the first Polish Abrams. The Polish army will be equipped with the first Abrams”, – said the Polish minister.

Mariusz Blaszczak recalled that Poland receives Abrams after it handed over its older T-72 tanks to Ukraine. Crews are already trained.

Abrams are excellent tanks. In my opinion, the best tanks in the world… This will be the first batch of 250 tanks ordered from the USA. The task of these tanks is to create a barrier that will be irremovable if the aggressor decides to attack Poland,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.

When asked which is better, Abrams or Leopard, Blaszczak replied that, of course, the first.

“They have a more powerful engine, they are faster, they have more acceleration, and in general both Abrams and Leopard are much better than Russian tanks, because they see more, they see at a greater distance, so they have an advantage over Russian tanks” , – explained the Polish Minister of Defense.

Note that the contract for the supply of Abrams tanks to Poland was approved by the head of the Ministry of National Defense in early January. It is expected that the delivery of all vehicles will be completed next year.

In April 2022, a separate contract was signed for the supply of 250 Abrams tanks in the M1A2 SEPv3 version. Poland handed over 240 modified T-72 tanks to Ukraine.

Recall that on January 25, US President Joe Biden confirmed the information that The States will supply Ukraine with Abrams tanks. Washington will send 31 vehicles to Kyiv. In addition to tanks, Kyiv will receive the equipment necessary to maintain them.

“We will train Ukrainian forces as quickly as possible,” Biden said.

Also on January 25, the German government officially agreed to the transfer Leopard tanks. A permit for the same movement was also issued by Poland and other countries with these machines.

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