Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Ministry of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak approved a framework agreement for the supply of 155 mm artillery ammunition with the possibility of also acquiring various types of 120 mm ammunition.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak took part in the ceremony of signing a framework agreement for the supply of 155 mm artillery ammunition to the Polish Armed Forces, with the possibility of additionally acquiring 120 mm ammunition. The agreement will specify the principles and conditions for concluding individual executive agreements for the supply of artillery ammunition to the Polish army.
Błaszczak: Artillery plays a key role
The parties to the contract are the Armament Agency and the PGZ-AMMUNICJA consortium, which includes – apart from Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa itself – also companies producing ammunition, such as Mesko, Dezamet, Nitro-chem, the Gamrat plant and the Belma plant in Bydgoszcz.
– I have just approved a framework agreement regarding the order of 155 mm artillery ammunition by the Polish Army from Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, in a consortium led by Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa – said the head of the Ministry of Defense, emphasizing that “experience from the war in Ukraine clearly proves that artillery plays a key role.” – The decisions of the Polish authorities are focused on strengthening artillery – added.
The head of the Ministry of National Defense pointed out that several dozen thousand rounds of ammunition are used daily in Ukraine.
– Our order concerns hundreds of thousands, but we can also say that we can talk about a million rounds of ammunition that should be produced by the Polish arms industry – said Błaszczak. – The agreement allows the Polish arms industry to increase its production capacity – added.
The Deputy Prime Minister announced that the ammunition will be used to train Polish soldiers, it will constitute a reserve for the Polish Army, and if production capacity increases in a short time, “we will also be able to export ammunition.”
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