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    Post  JohninMK on Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:24 pm

    Strict orders issued. This must not be called a V-1M or Flying Bomb or Buzz Bomb. lol!

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:33 pm

    Poland to upgrade 300 T-72 tanks and 77 Dana SPHs

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    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:34 pm

    Poland acquired four more M-346 combat training aircraft

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:49 pm

    Polish MiG-29 crashed

    The MiG-29 fighter (type 9-12A) that crashed had the Polish side number "4103" and was one of the former fighters of this type of GDR Air Force (number 699), and then the Air Force of Germanyhanded over by Germany to Poland in 2003.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:13 pm

    The 18th mechanized division is being formed in Poland

    As Polish media reported, in early November 2018, Polish National Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak approved the schedule for the formation of the fourth regular division of the Polish Army, which is planned to be deployed in the eastern part of the country near the borders with Belarus and Ukraine - the 18th Iron Mechanized Division (18. "Żelazna" Dywizji Zmechanizowanej).

    At present, the Polish ground forces include three divisions (the 11th armored cavalry and the 12th and 16th mechanized), consisting of a total of ten brigades, as well as six separate brigades. The fourth existing division (1st Warsaw Mechanized) was disbanded in 2011 (four divisions have remained in the Polish army since 2001). However, due to increased tensions in Europe, in 2016 the Polish Ministry of National Defense decided to deploy the fourth division in the eastern direction, and its formation has now turned into a practical plane.

    The control of the 18th mechanized division (including the 18th control battalion) was activated on September 17, 2018 (the 79th anniversary of the entry of the Red Army on the territory of Poland in 1939) in Siedlce (Masovian Voivodeship, 50 km east of Warsaw). plan, the management of the 18th division should be deployed by the end of 2018, and by September 2019 the main command structures of the division will be established. By the end of 2019, the 18th Division will include two existing brigades - the 1st Warsaw Armored Brigade named after Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1 Warszawska Brygada Pancerna im. Tadeusza Kościuszki), stationed in Vesola (Warsaw) and part of the 16th the mechanized division (the 16th division has four brigades in its structure, so the withdrawal of one of them will lead the division to the “normal” standard), as well as a separate 21st brigade of the Podhaler shooters named after brigade general Mechislav Borut-Spihovic 21 im. gen. bryg. Mieczysława Boruty-Spiechowicza), in fact - mechanization located in Rzeszow in southern Poland (Subcarpathian Voivodeship). In this structure, the 18th Mechanized Division must reach combat readiness in the first half of 2021.

    The commander of the 18th mechanized division was appointed Brigadier General Jarek Gromadzinsky, previously the deputy commander of the 12th mechanized division, and took office on 9 September.

    Also as part of the 18th division, beginning in the fall of 2019, the formation of the third new mechanized brigade should be carried out, which should reach combat readiness by mid-2022 and which is planned to be deployed in Lublin. According to several reports, for this purpose it is planned to restore the 3rd Legionary Mechanized Romuald Traugutt Mechanized Brigade, which was disbanded in 2011, which was previously located in Lublin.

    The formation of divisional units of the 18th division (including the reconnaissance regiment, artillery regiment, air defense regiment, etc.) will be carried out until 2026.

    In general, the cost of forming and equipping the 18th mechanized division is estimated by the Polish Ministry of National Defense at 27 billion zlotys ($ 7.1 billion) over ten years.

    It should be noted that the Polish 18th Infantry Division distinguished itself in the hostilities of 1919-1920 and 1939, but the division with this number did not exist in the Polish Army after 1939.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:37 pm

    Poland ordered four more combat training aircraft M-346

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    Post  George1 on Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:25 am

    Poland intends to purchase 32 F-35 fighter jets


    On February 28, 2019, the Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Blaszczak, approved a new ten-year prospective technical modernization plan for the Polish Armed Forces (Planie Modernizacji Technicznej Sił Zbrojnych - RMT) for 2017-2026, which is a kind of Polish analogue of the Russian State Armaments Program (LG). Under the new plan presented by Minister Blaszczak at a ceremony in Warsaw, a total of 185.1 billion zlotys (about 48.8 billion dollars at the current exchange rate) is expected to be spent on the purchase of weapons and military equipment for the Polish armed forces in a ten-year period.

    Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, introducing the new RMT, said that one of the priority purchases under this plan is the acquisition of 32 fifth-generation fighters for the Polish Air Force as part of the program under the code Harpia. “I expect that both the chief of the General Staff and the chief of the weapons inspection will immediately take action to complete this task. This aircraft is very important because it enhances the combat capabilities of the F-16 aircraft currently in use. We are determined to replace the former Soviet aircraft, which have no combat value and are worn out. The tragic incident last year, when the MiG-29 pilot died, also makes the Harpia program for purchasing fifth-generation airplanes our priority, ”the Polish minister said.

    Further, Blaszczak said: “Why the fifth generation? Because we want to make a qualitative leap in terms of the armament with which the Polish army is equipped. Just like many years ago, such a qualitative leap was the purchase of F-16 aircraft, now the purchase of fifth-generation aircraft will be a breakthrough. It will be the ability to interact, which will significantly increase the deterrence of the enemy. "

    As it is easy to understand, under the fifth-generation fighter aircraft are meant American Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft, since there are no other offers on the market. These aircraft should replace the obsolete Soviet Su-22 fighter-bomber and (secondarily) MiG-29 fighter jets as part of the Polish Air Force. Officially, the cost of the Harpia program is not reported, but Polish observers in the case of the purchase of F-35A is estimated at least 20 billion zlotys (5.27 billion dollars).

    According to Polish law, the plan for technical modernization of the Polish Armed Forces (RMT) is adopted for ten years and, according to a scheme similar to the Russian LG, should be updated every four years. The previous edition of the document covered the period 2013–2022. Since the new RMT was approved with a delay of more than two years, then this plan included the expenses already incurred for the purchase of weapons and military equipment in 2017 (8.8 billion zlotys) and 2018 (12.5 billion zlotys, including allocations for the purchase of air defense systems). Patriot PAC-3 within the framework of the Wisla Air Defense System program). For subsequent years, the procurement budget is defined in the new RMT in the following figures:

    2019 - 11 billion zlotys

    2020 - 14 billion zlotys

    2021 - 17.6 billion zł

    2022 - 19.2 billion zlotys

    2023 - 20.3 billion zlotys

    2024 - 25 billion zlotys

    2025 - PLN 25.9 billion

    2026 - 30.8 billion zlotys.

    Thus, it can be noted that the Polish plan does not reproduce the best feature of the Russian LG in the form of crafty allocation of most of the expenditures for the second five years of the program implementation (in the Polish version for the last five years, PLN 121.2 billion accounted for 185.1 billion essentially two thirds of the cost).

    The already mentioned promising integrated air defense and missile defense system of the country under the code Wisla, which, according to Polish media estimates, is supposed to spend up to 50 billion zlotys (13.18 billion dollars) in the specified period, will be the largest part of the expenses of the new RMT. Also among the 16 priority programs publicly listed by Minister Blaščák under the new RMT are the mentioned procurement program for 32 fifth-generation Harpia fighters, projects for acquiring short-range air defense systems Narew, combat helicopters Kruk, tactical UAV Gryf and small UAV Wa приобретенияka.

    In the interests of the Navy, priority plans are being given to the acquisition of three non-nuclear Orka submarines, multi-purpose frigate / corvette Miecznik-class surface ships and basic patrol and reconnaissance (radio and radio intelligence) aircraft Płomykówka. In this case, the commissioning of submarines and surface ships, apparently, will occur already outside the scope of the new RMT (that is, after 2026).

    The priority program of the ground forces announced the creation of a promising tracked infantry fighting vehicle Borsuk (although its supplies to the troops are already expected outside the new RMT) and continued deliveries of Homar (HIMARS) rocket systems, Krab 155-mm self-propelled howitzers

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    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:39 pm

    Poland will acquire four AW101 helicopters for naval aviation

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:16 am

    The contract for the modernization of Polish tanks T-72


    July 22, 2019 at the Polish tank factory Zakłady Mechaniczne "BUMAR-ŁABĘDY" S.A. The ceremony of signing a framework contract for the overhaul and modernization of 230 T-72M / M1 tanks of the Polish Army in 2019-2025 was held in Gliwice. The contract was signed by the Inspectorate of the Polish Armed Forces (Inspektorat Wsparcia Sił Zbrojnych) and the 1st repair support base (1. Remontowa Baza Logistyczna, Walcz), and by the executor - the consortium of the Polish state defense industry group Polska Grupa Zbrojeni SA (PGZ) as part of the enterprises belonging to the PGZ Zakłady Mechaniczne "BUMAR-ŁABĘDY" S.A. (ZM Bumar-Łabędy) and Wojskowymi Zakładami Motoryzacyjnymi S.A. (WZM, former military armored repair factory, Poznan).



    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravetskiy and Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Blaszczak were present at the signing ceremony.

    The framework contract value is 1.75 billion zlotys ($ 462 million). Overhaul and modernization under the terms of the framework contract are subject to 230 tanks T-72M / M1 of the 318 remaining in service of the Polish Army, and we are talking about tanks in combat units and in storage. ZM Bumar-программеabędy will be the lead executor for the repair and modernization program.

    In 2019, it is planned to repair and upgrade the first eight T-72M / M1 tanks in the amount of 44 million zlotys. In 2020, work should be carried out on 46 tanks for 200 million zlotys. It should be noted that the estimated average cost of upgrading one tank for 2019-2020 at 5 million zlotys, according to Polish industry estimates, is at the lower end of the cost, so it is possible that the framework conditions of the contract will be unrealistic. Only the cost of an overhaul of one T-72 (excluding modernization works) is estimated at 2.5-3 million zlotys.

    It is reported that the modernization of the T-72M / M1 under this contract will be generally limited in nature (even officially referred to as "modification" rather than "modernization") and will mainly include the installation of new sights and observation devices made in Poland (PCT- 72, the day-night surveillance device of the commander POD-72 and the surveillance device of the mechanic PNK-72), as well as modern digital communication and control systems and navigation equipment. It is not even clear whether tanks will be equipped with sets of dynamic protection.

    The elaboration of a program for the rehabilitation and modernization of the T-72M / M1 tank fleet was launched by the Polish Ministry of National Defense in 2016 in connection with plans to increase the size of the Polish Army due to the "increased Russian military threat." Prior to that, the Polish armed forces planned to completely write off T-72 tanks, leaving only Leopard 2 and RT-91 tanks in service.

    Recall that production in Poland under the Soviet license of T-72 tanks (in the T-72M versions, from 1986 - T-72M1) was conducted at the ZM Bumar-ęabędy enterprise from 1981 to 1993, in total, 1,610 tanks were manufactured, of which The Polish army received about half (as of November 19, 1990, Poland had 787 T-72 tanks, including 30 supplied from the USSR in 1978). In 1998-2002, 135 T-72M1 tanks of the Polish Army were upgraded to the level of RT-91 (in addition to 98 RT-91 tanks built in 1993-1997), sometimes they are designated T-72M1Z. At present, the Polish army has three tank battalion front-line battalions equipped with T-72M1 tanks (174 tanks in total - normally 58 tanks in the battalion) - two as part of the 34th armored cavalry brigade of the 11th armored cavalry division in Zagan, and one of the 20 of the mechanized brigade of the 16th Pomeranian Mechanized Division in Bartoszyce. Another 144 T-72M / M1 tanks are used as training or in storage. In the long-term storage are another 210 T-72 tanks of various modifications.

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    Post  George1 on Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:34 pm

    Polish Air Force received the first four Black Hawk helicopters

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    Post  Odin of Ossetia on Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:31 am

    George1 wrote:Polish Air Force received the first four Black Hawk helicopters

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    Not the Polish Air Force, but the Polish Special Forces.

    The Special Forces have been a separate branch of the Polish military for the last 10 years or so.




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    Post  George1 on Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:28 am

    Poland's plans to acquire new submarines

    According to the Opex360 resource in Le Parlement suédois aura à se prononcer sur la vente de deux sous-marins d'occasion à la Pologne, the Polish fleet, which currently has five submarines, of which one is of Project 877E still Soviet-built, and four types of Kobben built in the 1960s, purchased from Norway.

    In order to modernize the submarine fleet, Warsaw initiated the Orka program, within the framework of which it is planned to purchase three modern submarines from which cruise missiles can be used. The list of potential applicants includes Naval Group companies [French, offers Scorpène project with Scalp missiles manufactured by MBDA concern], German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systemes [type 212/214] and Swedish Kockums [project A26 or type Blekinge, under development].

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    Post  George1 on Sat May 30, 2020 2:06 pm

    The first modernized Polish tanks Leopard 2PL

    The Polish state defense industry association Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) on May 28, 2020 announced that it had transferred to the Polish Army the first two modernized Leopard 2PL main tanks converted from Leopard 2A4 tanks previously delivered from Germany. The acceptance certificate based on the test results of the first two modernized Leopard 2PL tanks was signed on May 8, 2020, and this week these two tanks were transferred to the troops. The delivery of three more modernized tanks should be made "before the end of the week."

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