The Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak announced the conclusion of a contract for the supply of several hundred Spike-LR anti-tank guided missiles for the Polish Army. The contract with Mesko is worth PLN 400 million.
A few days ago, the Defense 24 website reported that the Armament Agency was negotiating the purchase of additional launchers and Spike anti-tank guided missiles for the Polish Army. procurement procedure for the supply of Spike-LR missiles has been initiated. He added that it is planned to start the procedure and sign a contract for the supply of Spike-LR/LR2 portable launchers later this year.
Minister Błaszczak announces a contract for Spike-LR missiles
Today, Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced that a contract for the Spike-LR/LR2 launchers had been signed.
– We are consistently strengthening the anti-tank capabilities of our army. Today, we signed another contract with the Polish defense industry for the supply of several hundred Spike-LR anti-tank guided missiles in the coming years. A modernized and well-equipped army is a guarantee of our security, which is why we are constantly strengthening the Polish Army, taking advantage of the possibilities, e.g. arms industry,” he wrote on Twitter.
This means that the Polish Army will gain a larger number of anti-tank weapons systems, which today are basically the most modern of those used in the Land Forces, and at the same time are produced under license in the country by Mesko SA, a company belonging to PGZ.
The contract with Mesko amounts to PLN 400 million.
Currently, the Polish Armed Forces have received two batches of the Spike-LR ATGMs – the first one, with 2,675 missiles along with 264 portable launchers in 2004-2013, and the second, with 1,000 missiles, in 2018-2021. Spike-LR missiles are produced under license from Israeli Rafael.