The US State Department has approved the sale of Abrams tanks to Poland for $ 6 billion

The US State Department has approved Poland’s potential sale of 250 Abrams tanks and related equipment for $ 6 billion (FMS).

The U.S. Congress has also been notified by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) of a possible sale.

The Polish government has requested 250 main M1A2SEPv3 Abrams battle tanks as well as 250 AN / VLQ-12 CREW Duke systems.

Potential sales will also include 26 HERCULES M88A2 combat evacuation vehicles, 17 M1110 joint assault bridges, 276 M2 .50 caliber machine guns, 500 M240C 7.62 mm machine guns and 15 AGT1500 gas turbine engines.

The scope of supplies will also include advanced repair systems, communication equipment, GPS receivers, ammunition and spare parts, as well as the services of technical, engineering and logistics personnel.

The main contractors will be General Dynamics Land Systems, BAE Systems, Leonardo DRS, Honeywell Aerospace, Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin.

Approximately 22 representatives of the US government and 52 representatives of US contractors will also move to Poland for up to five years to conduct the necessary training and support in the supply of equipment.

A statement from the DSCA said: “This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of the NATO ally, which is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.”

Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department approved a potential sale of essential equipment and services worth about $ 100 million to help Taiwan maintain and improve its Patriot air defense system.

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