U.S. agrees to sell 250 Abrams tanks to Poland

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Plasak said on Friday that the U.S. State Department has agreed to sell 250 Abrams tanks to Poland.

"Very important news for Polish security where the U.S. state department has agreed to sell 250 tanks," Blasak said on his twitter page, stressing that the purchase of U.S. tanks is one of the most important military contracts recently for his country.

"This is a very important boost to our defense capabilities; one of the most important arms contracts in Poland's history," the Polish Defence Minister added.

U.S. defense secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed this during a joint press conference with his counterpart Plasak in Warsaw on Friday.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that in response to Poland's official request in July 2021, he and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken offered the U.S. Congress their intention to give Poland the opportunity to purchase 250 Abrams m1a2 tanks.

Noting that the delivery schedule was still under discussion, he added that "this type is the latest Abrams model and will provide Poland with a highly sophisticated tank capability".

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