“In 2023, we are allocating nearly 4% of GDP to the development of our army. Huge orders for new equipment for the army require an efficient industry at the highest level,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said. During his visit to Huta Stalowa Wola, he announced a decision to invest PLN 600 million in its development.
A further PLN 1.2 billion is planned, which will also go to Polish plants and arms factories. The additional funds for the arms industry will increase the production of modern military vehicles for the Polish Army.
Funding for the Huta Stalowa Wola consortium
Over PLN 600 million – this is how much the first instalment for the expansion of Huta Stalowa Wola will amount to. This investment includes the expansion and modernisation of the infrastructure and machinery used for production.
The modernised Huta Stalowa Wola will primarily mean increased production of Polish AHS Krabs (NATO-compatible self-propelled tracked gun-howitzer), infantry fighting vehicles Borsuk or self-propelled wheeled gun-mortar M120 Rak. The steelworks will also be ready to produce vehicles under foreign licences for our army. This means that the latest military technology in the world, will from now on be produced in Poland.
We order Polish weapons and support the Polish arms industry
Poland’s security and independence are paramount values. This is why this year Poland is allocating nearly 4 per cent of the country’s GDP to the groundbreaking modernisation of the Polish army. The immediate goal is to fully replace Soviet-designed vehicles, which are currently in the stock of some units, with the latest NATO-compliant vehicles, including Polish designs.
Above all, we want new equipment for the Polish Army to be manufactured in Poland. That is why today Poland is investing additional hundreds of millions of zlotys in the Polish arms industry. Thanks to this, Polish plants such as the Huta Stalowa Wola will be able to develop further and record profits.
State-of-the-art equipment of Polish production
The flagship product of the Polish arms industry is currently the AHS Krab howitzers, which the Polish armed forces have ordered 48 units for the near future. An innovative project of the infantry fighting vehicles Borsuk for the Polish army is also being developed, with the potential to produce up to 100 units a year. We are also producing modern self-propelled wheeled gun mortars, M120 Rak. Production of all these vehicles will be increased.
At the same time, Poland also produces in Stalowa Wola:
- self-propelled multiple rocket launchers WR-40 Langusta,
- Baobab-K mine-laying vehicles,
- many types of engineering vehicles,
- reconnaissance vehicles,
- command vehicles,
- transport vehicles
- components for the above-mentioned vehicles.