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MSPO 2017: ​Artillery to be backbone of Polish Army

29th August 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Poland

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Over the next decade the Polish Army will modernise its artillery units, making them a pillar of the nation's security. 

One of the most ambitious programmes is the procurement of Krab 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzers (SPH), a combination of K9 Thunder chassis from South Korean company Hanwha Techwin, British BAE Systems AS90/52 Braveheart turret and the German L52 155mm gun. 

By 2024 Poland should receive all of the 120 Krab SPHs ordered from the domestic arms manufacturer Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW). They will form five Regina artillery squadrons, the first of which will be officially handed over to the army

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Michal Jarocki

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Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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