Record orders for Polish defence contractors from Polish army - PM

We have a situation that we've waited a long time for, we have a record amount of orders for Polish contractors from the Polish army, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at the Jelcz-Laskowice military-truck factory in south-western Poland on Wednesday.

The prime minister pointed out that production at the Jelcz-Laskowice plant was close to zero a few years ago and was now much improved. "It's worth highlighting that construction engineers from the Jelcz-Laskowice plant are in the United States, and are already discussing the details of the recently signed Wisla programme, that is, the purchase of Patriot missiles, the purchase of the most modern military equipment in the world," the PM commented.

In his view, changes at the plant are symbolic, very good and going in the right direction. "The Polish army has ordered the first hundred vehicles for the recently created Territorial Defence Force from this factory (...) but with an option to buy an additional 400 vehicles. So these are record orders at Polish factories from the Polish army. That's something we've waited a long time for," he declared.

Mateusz Morawiecki went on to give his assurance that the government wants the Polish defence sector to enjoy the same level of respect in a few years as Polish soldiers enjoy from recognition and renown the world over.