Poland signs EUR 191 mln ammunition supply contract


The Ministry of National Defence has signed contracts for the supply of 155mm shells to the self-propelled tracked howitzer Krab and 5.56mm and 9mm rounds to personal weapons, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The total value of the contracts is PLN 815 mln (EUR 191 mln).

The ammunition will be supplied by Polish Armaments Group's subsidiaries Dezamet and Mesko, the former based in Nowa Debia, south-east Poland, and the latter located in Skarzysko-Kamienna, south-central Poland.

The Defence Ministry has ordered 24,000 Krab shells and 112.5 mln personal weapons ammunition rounds, Blaszczak added.

Supply of the low-calibre ammunition will start by the end of this year, he also said.