Poland gets more Korean tanks and howitzers
Poland has received another shipment of the tanks and howitzers it purchased last year as part of a series of large arms contracts with South Korea.
"Today, a ship arrived at the port of Gdynia bringing more Korean K2 tanks and K9 gun-howitzers to Poland," Mariusz Blaszczak, deputy prime minister and defence minister, announced on Wednesday morning.
"So we are supplementing our military units with equipment from South Korea, this is the implementation of our contracts from last year," he added.
Blaszczak said that the tanks and howitzers will be delivered to the 16th Mechanised Division in the Warminsko-Mazurskie province in northern Poland.
In 2022, Poland concluded a EUR 5.4 billion agreement with Seoul to buy tanks, self-propelled howitzers, combat aircraft and rocket artillery launchers.
The purchases came in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.