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Poland approved for potential $10 billion HIMARS purchase

9th February 2023 - 09:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


US marines fire rockets from a HIMARS system during an exercise. (Photo: US DoD)

Poland plans to field a massive fleet of over 500 rocket artillery systems, including the US HIMARS and South Korean Chunmoo.

Poland has taken a step closer to a possible purchase of around 500 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers worth an estimated $10 billion after the proposed deal received US State Department Approval.

The purchase is part of a defence spending spree by Warsaw following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, of which artillery has been a critical component.

HIMARS has seen a swell of interest following its success on the battlefields of Eastern Ukraine after the US donated systems to Kyiv.

Commenting on the proposal, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said: ‘The great reinforcement of the Polish artillery

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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