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    Poland Approves Contract for Acquisition of 152 Krab Self-Propelled Howitzers to Modernize Armed Forces

    The Polish Defense Minister has greenlit a contract for the procurement of 152 Krab self-propelled gun-howitzers (AHS Krab). Manufactured by Huta Stalowa Wola, the Krab has served as a cornerstone in the Polish artillery forces for several years. The approval of this contract aligns with Poland’s commitment to increasing defense expenditure, aiming to position the Polish Army as one of the largest in Europe.

    Mariusz Blaszczak, the head of the Defense Ministry, made the announcement on Friday in Warsaw, emphasizing the contract’s importance in the ongoing development of the Polish Armed Forces. “Today I have approved another contract, which is an important part of the development of the Polish Armed Forces,” stated Blaszczak.

    The approved contract encompasses the acquisition of a total of 152 Krab howitzers, along with accompanying vehicles. Blaszczak articulated his objective to expedite the equipping of the Polish Army with modern weaponry. “We are witnessing a rapid process of rearming the Polish Army from post-Soviet to modern equipment,” he added.

    The AHS Krab, aptly named ‘crab’ in Polish, boasts NATO compatibility and has already proven its effectiveness on the battlefield. Notably, these self-propelled howitzers are currently in use by the Ukrainian Army in the conflict with Russia, where they have garnered a commendable reputation for their performance. The acquisition of these advanced weapons reflects Poland’s commitment to staying at the forefront of military technology and strengthening its defense capabilities in the face of evolving geopolitical challenges.

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