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Poland signs EUR 30 mln deal to buy anti-tank weapons

07.07.2022 22:40
Poland’s government has signed a EUR 31 million contract to buy thousands of grenade launchers for the country’s armed forces.
The M72 EC MK1 grenade launchers.
The M72 EC MK1 grenade launchers.Twitter/Polish Armaments Agency

The deal was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak on Thursday, Polish state news agency PAP reported.

Błaszczak said in a tweet: “Another piece of good news for the Polish Army! We have signed a contract for the purchase of over a dozen thousand light one-shot grenade launchers, the M72 EC MK1.”

He added that the grenade launchers “are a modern weapon designed to fight combat vehicles, including heavy armoured vehicles such as tanks.”

The contract with Norway’s Nammo Raufoss AS is worth around PLN 150 million (EUR 30 million), with the grenade launchers set to be delivered at "short notice,” officials told reporters.  

Thursday's deal is part of Poland’s drive to bolster its armed forces in the face of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.


Source: IAR, PAPwnp.pl