Representatives of the Polish Ministry of Defense reaffirmed their commitment to considering the capabilities of the Polish industry while acquiring army equipment, and various developments in the defense sector were highlighted, including plans for new submarines, tank production programs, and the potential benefits for the Polish arms sector from allocated funds.
During the Defense24 Day conference in Warsaw, representatives of the Polish Ministry of Defense emphasized their commitment to considering the capabilities of the Polish industry when acquiring equipment for the army. The Polish Special Forces Day was celebrated, commemorating the establishment of the Special Forces in 2007. The head of the Armament Agency, Brig. Gen. Artur Kuptel, highlighted the agency’s responsibility for implementing the technical modernization plan and its focus on supporting the Polish industry. Sebastian Chwałek, CEO of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), emphasized the importance of a well-equipped army and the role of the industry in maintaining equipment. The article also mentions plans for the production of K9 cannon howitzers and the potential involvement of a Korean partner in the Polish tank production program. Furthermore, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Mariusz Błaszczak announced Poland’s intention to order new-generation submarines as part of the Orka Program, offering an opportunity for Polish shipyards. The article concludes by suggesting that the Polish arms sector could benefit significantly from the funds allocated under the European Peace Facility (EPF) to support member states in purchasing artillery ammunition and missiles for Ukraine.