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Poland consolidates defence industry

4th October 2013 - 14:21 GMT | by Joyce de Thouars in London


The Polish government has announced the establishment of Poland Armaments Group in an effort to strengthen its defence industry

Under the plan, major state-owned defence companies will be integrated into the new defence holding, including the recently-restructured Polish Defence Holding (PHO), Stalowa Wola and 11 other manufacturers. 

‘Establishing such a group should give a much-needed boost to the Polish defence sector. It will create synergy arising from better coordination and specialisation,’ Prime Minister Donald Tusk said at a press conference in September.

He admitted that in the past Polish defence manufacturers have often been reluctant to cooperate, which has

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Joyce de Thouars


Joyce de Thouars

Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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