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US authorizes sale of Abrams tanks to Poland

US State Department authorizes potential sale of M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks to PolandAs announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on 6 December.

Congress was notified Tuesday of the potential deal, which is estimated to cost $3.75 billion.

Poland intends to buy 116 Abrams tanksIn addition to an agreement the country signed in April to buy 250 systems for $4.75 billion.

The potential sale includes 12 M88A2 Hercules Combat Recovery Vehicles, eight M1110 Joint Assault Bridges, six M577A3 Command Vehicles, 26 M1152A1 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles, 26 M1279A1 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and ammunition and support material.

There is no compensation agreement proposed as part of the potential sale, according to the announcement. All production work on the system will take place in the United States.

Segun L. Anancio, Los Principales Contratistas AAR Corp; Allison Broadcasting; Anniston Army Depot; BAE Systems; General Dynamics Land Systems; Honeywell; L3 Harris Technologies; Leonardo Drs; Lockheed Martin; Palomar; Pearson Engineering; Y US Ordnance.

Deliveries of the last batch of Abrams were due to begin this year, with the first 28 cars intended for the country’s armed forces.,

Polish defense officials have said the acquisition will enable the country’s armed forces to compete with Russia’s iconic T-14 Armata tank. The acquisition will allow Warsaw to replace its aging Soviet-designed T-72 and PT-91 tanks with a new tracked vehicle platform.

The Polish ground forces also use German-made Leopard 2A4 and Leopard 2A5 main battle tanks.

Polish President andrej duda Calls for expediting existing procurement programs during official visit of US President Joe Biden to Warsaw earlier this year in the midst of war in neighboring Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February.

According to Duda, Poland was due to receive Patriot missile systems and high-mobility artillery rocket systems as well as F-35 fighter jets this year.

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