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    Polish-American cooperation – the Polish Armed Forces undergo ABRAMS tanks training [PHOTOS]

    Poland received the 3rd generation ABRAMS M1A2 SEPv3 tanks and now the Polish Armed Forces supported by the logistics package have started the training. Polish soldiers learn the system and basic procedures regarding the usage of Abrams tanks. Polish soldiers learn about the system and basic procedures for the usage of Abrams tanks. The training is conducted by soldiers from the United States (1st Infantry Division).

     

    “I am glad that soldiers from 1st Infantry Division train the Polish soldiers. I would like to thank them for their presence in Poland. Our cooperation is very fruitful. Furthermore, I feel obligated to thank the Commander of the 5th Corps for his personal contribution to strengthening the Polish-American relations,” the head of the Ministry of National Defense said.

     

    According to gov.pl, Abrams tanks are the most modern tanks in the world. The M1A2 SEP v.3 is the latest version of the American Abrams Main Battle Tank. Its main armament is the 120 mm M256 smoothbore cannon, which has been adapted to the use of the latest types of ammunition, including programmable ammunition. The high efficiency of the firepower is ensured by the advanced fire control system. The auxiliary armament consists of a CROWS remotely controlled weapon module with a 12.7 mm large-calibre machine gun and two 7.62 mm machine guns. The tank has strong ballistic and anti-mine resistance, ensuring the highest level of protection for the crew. The tank is powered by a 1500hp Honeywall AGT1500C turboshaft engine, which ensures high top speed and mobility in any terrain. The latest version was additionally equipped with an auxiliary power unit (APU). The combat weight of the tank is (depending on the solutions used on the platform) about 65-70 tons.

     

    “Polish government constantly reinforces and develops the capabilities of Polish Armed Forces and the Polish Armed Forces. It is enough to say that last year we have spent 2.34 %of our GDP on defence which makes us among the top countries within NATO when comes to the numbers and comes to the those expended drift. The Polish government constantly develops the Polish Armed Forces because only a secured  Poland can develop. This is why we create the new units to equip them with the most modern equipment. Very soon the Home’s Defence Act will come to force which will be a foundation for the Polish Armed Forces to be increased in numbers and equipped with the most modern equipment. I would like very much to thank Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński for initiating this process. I can assure all of you that we will continue it”, Minister Błaszczak noted

     

    The latest version of Abrams tanks will be transferred to the eastern part of Poland, on the eastern flank of NATO – primarily the 18th “Żelazna” Mechanised Division (Poland). The first tanks for training will be delivered to the land forces in 2022, and deliveries should be complete in 2026.

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