Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak confirmed the conclusion of an agreement on the supply of South Korean military equipment for the Polish Army, which we wrote about a few days ago.
“This year, the first units will be delivered and in total there will be 180 (K2 Black Panther) tanks in the first order; ultimately, these tanks will be produced in Poland,” said Mariusz Błaszczak in an interview with the Sieci weekly.
In addition, Błaszczak noted that Poland will also purchase KAI FA-50 howitzers and light fighters from South Korea.
“We are interested in purchasing three squadrons, that is 48 aircraft. The first aircraft would be delivered to Poland next year,” the minister said.
Mariusz Błaszczak did not specify the number and name of the howitzers, but it is definitely about the 155-mm self-propelled guns K9 Thunder. On their chassis, the Polish 155-mm self-propelled guns AHS Krab are assembled. We will remind, at the end of May it became known that Poland handed over to Ukraine 18 self-propelled guns AHS Krab, and later announced the signing of the agreement for the sale of 50 more such self-propelled guns to Ukraine. It seems that now Poland itself needs to compensate for the lack of heavy artillery.