The US State Department has just approved the decision to sell an additional 116 units of Abrams tanks together with ammunition to Poland.
The news was announced by Mariusz Blaszczak, the Minister of Defense of Poland.
“Another step on the way to increasing the armored potential of the Polish Armed Forces is behind us,” Blaszczak tweeted.
Za nami kolejny krok na drodze do zwiększania pancernego potencjału Sił Zbrojnych RP.Departament Stanu 🇺🇸wyraził zgodę na sprzedaż 🇵🇱dodatkowych 116 czołgów Abrams wraz z amunicją.Przystępujemy do negocjacji cenowych. Pierwsze dostawy możliwe w 2023r.Silne wojsko to bezpieczna 🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/kmJCiTVpRp
— Mariusz Błaszczak (@mblaszczak) December 6, 2022
The final purchase price is not confirmed yet and will be negotiated between Poland and the United States. The first deliveries of the tanks are expected to start in 2023.
In August this year, Poland and the U.S. signed the first contract to send the most advanced version of the Abrams tank to Poland. The country already received the first 28 units in accordance with the agreement.
According to preliminary information, the additional purchase concerns 116 Abrams tanks from the older generation that were previously in service with the U.S. Army.