Poland sets to order Rak Self-propelled Mortars

The Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) at the end of April announced three major contracts to be signed soon. Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak revealed on Twitter on 24 April that one of these would be for the acquisition of a third batch of Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs).

Poland’s Armament Inspectorate announced on the EU’s Tender Electronic Daily on 27 April that negotiations with a consortium between Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW) and Rosomak had begun on 3 April. The estimated contract value is PLN680.4 million (USD162.3 million). The SPMs are expected to be delivered to the 18th Mechanised Division in 2020-26.

Błaszczak tweeted on 25 April that the MND would order another 18,000 5.56 mm MSBS Grot C16 assault rifles worth PLN160 million, bringing the total supplied to the Polish Army by manufacturer Fabryka Broni Łucznik-Radom to 68,000.

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The new assault rifles will be delivered through the Polish territorial army, the Wojska Obrony Terytorialnej (WOT). The Grot is replacing 80,000 Beryl 5.56 mm rifles still used by the Polish Army.

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