Sunday, April 21, 2024

Poland to buy hundreds more Spike LR missiles

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said last week that the country wants to buy more Israeli-designed Spike missile systems.

“We are consistently strengthening the anti-tank capabilities of our military. Today we have signed another contract with the Polish defense industry for the supply of several hundred Spike LR anti-tank guided missiles in the coming years,” the minister said.

He emphasized that a modernized and well-equipped Polish army is a guarantee of the country’s security.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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