Poland has taken delivery of the first of hundreds of main battle tanks and howitzers from South Korea.
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.
The Pentagon has set up a repair facility to help Ukrainians replace barrels of their Western-made howitzers which suffer from wear and tear due to extensive use, the New York Times has reported.
Poland's defence minister Mariusz Blaszczak on Wednesday confirmed the purchase of 288 K238 Chunmoo missile batteries from South Korea.
Poland's Defence Ministry has approved the purchase of 48 Polish-made Krab self-propelled howitzers, and 36 auxiliary vehicles in a deal valued at PLN 3.8 billion (EUR 800 million).
Next year, twelve Korean FA-50 training and combat aircraft will be delivered to Poland, the country's defence minister has said.
The Polish defence minister has approved contracts for the purchase of South Korean tanks and self-propelled howitzers as Poland seeks to boost its security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Russian T-72 and a self-propelled howitzer have gone on display in the capital’s Royal Castle Square as ‘proof that determination, courage and professionalism can defeat the Russian Army.’ The tanks are part of a broader exhibition entitled 'The Invincible Army', which will later move on to other European capitals.
Polish-made Krab howitzers have been transported to the Ukrainian front line and are ready for action, Oleksii Reznikov, the Ukrainian defence minister, has said.