The final configuration of 250 M1A2 Abrams SEP v.3 tanks Poland plans to buy from the US will be specified in the contract, the Ministry of Defence said in response to a query from PAP.
Omitted from the maps for the full duration of the Cold War, this tiny town (current population: 4,500), was at the very heart of the Soviet Union’s military presence in Poland. For decades, no-one knew it existed and that sense of secrecy lingers to this day.
The defence minister said on Friday that the 250 Abrams tanks the government plans to buy from the US will be deployed “east of the Visutla” to “defend Poland.”
The defence minister is expected to present details of Poland's new contract with the United States concerning the purchase of M1A2 Abrams tanks on Wednesday, PAP has learnt from the Defence Ministry.
Some 185 companies from 15 countries have announced their participation in the 28th International Defense Industry Exhibition starting in Kielce on Tuesday.
Tank brain Jan Meyer told TFN: “We wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence and remind people about a forgotten episode in Polish history, the Battle of Lwów, so we decided to build a replica of something that took part in the battle for Poland’s borders.