A conract between the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and Hyundai Rotem to establish a consortium to produce K2 tanks in Poland will be signed on Friday, Poland’s deputy prime minister and defence minister has said.
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.
Poland is constructing the strongest army in Europe, Poland's defence minister said in an interview published on Monday for the weekly Sieci.
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All 180 K2 tanks that Poland has purchased from South Korea will be deployed in north-eastern Poland, close to the border with the Russian Kaliningrad enclave, the defence minister has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, has said that the purchases of South Korean military equipment have been accompanied by the acquisition of know-how.
Poland's President Andrzej Duda and Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak will attend a ceremony in the port city of Gdynia on Tuesday at which Poland will accept the first K2 tanks and K9 howitzers for the country’s Armed Forces from South Korea.
South Korea will deliver the first tanks and howitzers Poland has ordered by the end of the year, the Polish defence minister has said.
Posting on social media, the triumphant 33-year-old wrote: “The second goal achieved! Today around 1:00 pm local time we reached Laila Peak summit with Jędrek Baranowski and then we skied down from 150 meters below the top to the base.”
The four-man Polish team were on an expedition to scale the peak of K2 188km away when they heard of Elisabeth Revol’s plight and volunteered to brave freezing temperatures of minus 35 degrees Celsius to rescue her.
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