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    Poland Acquires 96 Apache Attack Helicopters from the United States

    The United States’ Department of State has approved the sale of 96 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Poland, a decision met with enthusiasm by the Polish Minister of Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak. The minister emphasized that these helicopters are regarded as the world’s best, surpassing the capabilities of Caracale aircraft. The Polish Army will have access to Apache helicopters from U.S. resources until the newly purchased fleet arrives.

    Minister Błaszczak highlighted the significance of this acquisition, asserting that the Apaches, alongside 360 Abrams tanks, will establish an impregnable defense and fortify Poland’s eastern borders. The helicopters are intended for deployment within the 18th Mechanized Division, forming a potent deterrent against potential aggressors. Negotiations regarding pricing are ongoing, with the minister expressing confidence in achieving favorable terms based on prior successful defense procurements.

    Replacing the aging Mi-24 fleet, the Apache helicopters are poised to enhance Poland’s defensive capabilities substantially. The acquisition reflects Poland’s commitment to bolstering its military assets in partnership with the U.S. In addition to the Apaches, Poland will integrate Black Hawk multi-role helicopters and AW family helicopters into its armed forces, further reinforcing its national security posture.

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