Arms purchases during the crisis: in Poland they urge to take an example from the USA


The crisis does not eliminate the need for military orders. Moreover, difficult current conditions bring stable and fast orders to the first place. The Polish edition of Defense24.pl draws attention to this circumstance.


The publicist Petr Yashchuk in his article is not in vain paying attention to the United States. In early April 2020, the US Navy, for example, took measures to expedite the execution of orders. US Assistant Secretary of State Navy James Gerts names $ 2 billion worth of orders for the purchase of Boeing P-8 Poseidon marine patrol aircraft and Raytheon's AIM-9X Super Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. At the same time, the US Navy will settle accounts with suppliers very quickly, thus planning to help sub-suppliers as well.

Since the pandemic will end in the foreseeable future, the American leadership considers it necessary to prevent a reduction in production capacity. To do this, they must receive funding, which means they must be loaded with new orders. Moreover, the initiative comes not only from the military department.

So, in early April, one of the largest military-industrial companies in the world, Lockheed Martin promised to allocate more than $ 50 million to small and medium-sized suppliers so that the latter could not only work, but also maintain employment, avoiding socio-economic collapse in the United States. Hundreds of millions of dollars to support suppliers are ready to allocate at the US Department of the Navy.

In addition to the orders listed above, the U.S. Navy is going to expedite orders for new landing ships and the new transport dock - the amphibian LDP-31. In addition, according to the assistant naval minister, the U.S. Navy is currently choosing a supplier who can build a new frigate for the US fleet. This order will also not have any delays in payment, the official assures.

In Poland, unlike the United States, matters with military orders are much more complicated. Representatives of the Polish military-industrial sector appealed to the country's leadership to take similar actions to support enterprises working to strengthen the country's defense capabilities.

Thus, Petr Wojciechowski, President of the WB Group, urges the Polish Ministry of Defense in the crisis to focus on arms purchases from domestic enterprises, as this will give them support and provide jobs - both directly and through subcontractors.

We perfectly understand the responsibility that lies with us, not only for the maintenance of 1200 of our employees and their families, but also for the thousands of people working in small and medium-sized companies cooperating with us. That is why we urge the government to place defense orders in Polish enterprises, even by postponing or delaying purchases in foreign companies of products that Polish industry cannot produce,

- declares Wojciechowski.

Polish industrialists believe that ensuring the security of the state implies not only the protection of external borders, the fight against terrorism, and espionage, but also protection from crisis phenomena in the economy by supporting domestic enterprises. In addition, orders from domestic enterprises can provide in the future a breakthrough of Polish products on the global arms market.

According to military-industrial circles, Poland simply needs to take an example from the United States and just as well support its defense enterprises, as well as enterprises operating in other areas of the economy and industrial sectors. However, the Polish audience itself is rather sarcastic about this proposal. It is enough to read the comments:

I propose to commission the production of slingshots, combat bows and bicycles. Thanks to this, we will support our production capacities not only during the crisis,

- Someone writes Robert.

Another user is convinced that Poland will just purchase American weapons in order to support the US military-industrial complex. What else to expect when Warsaw is completely dependent on Washington in making crucial decisions. Another commentator wonders if it is worthwhile to reorient production facilities to the production of respirators, masks, protective suits, so demanded in a pandemic.

That is, the very possibility and even the need to support the Polish military industry in a pandemic is put by ordinary Poles into a big question. Few people do not believe that the current government will be able to sacrifice the interests of the United States, not Poland.
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  1. NF68 April 9 2020 16: 43 New
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    Poland is such a weighty country in NATO and around the world that immediately and if not all, then many countries, breaking their foreheads, will rush in accordance with its advice.
    1. Mebius April 9 2020 17: 00 New
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      Quote: NF68
      Poland is such a weighty country in NATO and around the world that immediately and if not all, then many countries, breaking their foreheads, will rush in accordance with its advice.

      Jackals, but they won’t be saved even by nuclear weapons, for desecrating the monuments of 600 thousand dead Soviet soldiers for their liberation from the Nazi furnaces .. Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten! soldier
      1. Tatyana April 9 2020 17: 21 New
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        Arms purchases during the crisis: in Poland they urge to take an example from the USA

        Come on, where is Poland - and where is the USA ?!
        From Washington, the Polish government will be told: "NECESSARY!" wassat
        The Polish president will answer: "IS!" crying
    2. idkwho April 9 2020 20: 51 New
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      Poland lives richer than Russia, and besides, it is in NATO - the strongest alliance in the history of mankind. They will reckon with her opinion, unlike Russia, which can only yap.
  2. seregatara1969 April 9 2020 16: 44 New
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    Do I alone see an error in the header? Sorry for being straightforward
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  4. gabonskijfront April 9 2020 16: 53 New
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    Capitalism can get out of the crisis in only one way, by mass bloodshed, war reduces the social burden on business, changes the structure of demand, reduces the cost of labor, concentrates capital, creates new markets, and much more that is so necessary for the capitalist economy, so the coronovirus should play a role war.
  5. knn54 April 9 2020 17: 11 New
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    In Poland, the machine does not print dollars, but zloty.
    1. Shurik70 April 9 2020 17: 23 New
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      Quote: knn54
      In Poland, the machine does not print dollars, but zloty.

      Not anymore. Only euro.
      According to EU rules, each country within the EU has the right to print euros only in authorized quantities.
      1. Kurare April 9 2020 17: 53 New
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        Quote: Shurik70
        Quote: knn54
        In Poland, the machine does not print dollars, but zloty.

        Not anymore. Only euro.

        Poland has not entered the eurozone, they still have their own currency - Zloty hi
        1. Shurik70 April 9 2020 23: 06 New
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          belay
          Did not know. I'm shocked.
          Why can’t you hear Polish cries about this?
          Or in Russia they will not be fasted?
          1. Kurare April 10 2020 13: 00 New
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            Quote: Shurik70
            belay
            Why can’t you hear Polish cries about this?
            Or in Russia they will not be fasted?

            Poles before the crisis of 2008 were one of the main candidates to join the eurozone. But the crisis has shown that managing your money supply is much more profitable in a crisis. Now even this is out of the question.

            In general, that crisis showed that only those similar in economic development can have a single currency, otherwise there will be a bias.
  6. Amateur April 9 2020 17: 20 New
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    One nobleman vowed not to marry until he killed three enemies with one blow.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the gallant gentry did not follow his example. Then the problem of the "hyena of Europe" would not exist long ago. am
  7. Mouse April 9 2020 17: 24 New
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    states to all satellites receiver!
    do the same!
    you will not be mistaken!
    and think ...
    why think?
    because everything is thought out not by you ........
  8. rocket757 April 9 2020 17: 25 New
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    Striped are now sharpened to support YOUR manufacturer, no other way and by any requests !!! This is even reasonable!
    To support someone else’s producer to the detriment of their own, this is go / E / tism!
  9. APASUS April 9 2020 17: 29 New
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    And in my opinion, the normal policy for the vassal. The Poles still have a place to go, for example, you can refuse child benefits in favor of the US military-industrial complex. Barin will praise ...............
  10. Cowbra April 9 2020 17: 39 New
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    You know, regarding the topic - who are you friends against? The other day I came across:

    Nothing special. Simply
    Soldiers of the Field Gendarmerie of the 34th Dutch Volunteer Grenadier SS divisions The Landstorm of the Netherlands (34. SS Freiwilligen Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland) guards the food warehouse, highlighted by the British and Canadians for distribution to liberated territory.

    Who did not understand - "electricians" with weapons in a sort of rebuffed from the Nazis of Holland. Well, what's so ... May 45th, did the Germans capitulate in Holland? And that the SS-man now serves not Hitler, but "democracy" ...
    In short, this Poland reminds me of something ...
    1. smile April 9 2020 21: 11 New
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      Cowbra
      Hello.
      Interesting information.
      And about the photo - is that for sure? There is a guy in an overcoat, a field gendarmerie wears on his chest. Maybe some kind of mistake? I thought that it was formed exclusively from the Germans. and formed separately from the connection, which was attached ... but, perhaps, I have a lack of information ..... okay. But it’s really interesting, especially considering that the Americans often shot all the SS people who fell into their hands because they destroyed a significant part of the prisoners in the same way, so as not to bother ... Cool off, or what?
      1. Cowbra April 9 2020 21: 25 New
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        Cool down or what?

        According to the first photo - a Dutch source ... Yes, and inspire the inscriptions themselves, where would they draw boxes with such inscriptions? In Dunkirk, the Britons didn’t perish the hornbeam) Germans from the "ethnically close" feljandarmas scored with a bang - go on a Norwegian pimp)
        By "cooled down" - the Dutch did not particularly boil:

        German soldiers surrendered Wehrmacht forces in the Netherlands are returning to Germany on bicycles. It is noteworthy that they kept their weapons.
        Source: www.histomil.com.

        But then, they’ll sing how Europa defeated fascism. Yes ... Brave!
        1. smile April 9 2020 21: 40 New
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          Cowbra
          I understand you.
          Thank you.
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  11. Ros 56 April 9 2020 18: 24 New
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    Only one BIG the difference is that the stripes make and buy weapons with their own money, and the Poles have to lick someone’s ass so that the dough is thrown to buy weapons from the same stripes.
    1. Nyrobsky April 9 2020 19: 12 New
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      Quote: Ros 56
      Only one BIG the difference is that the stripes make and buy weapons with their own money, and the Poles have to lick someone’s ass so that the dough is thrown to buy weapons from the same stripes.

      They set up another business there. They buy up old Soviet military equipment in neighboring countries at the price of scrap metal of 20 thousand euros, they shamanize and sell dill thousand thousand for 200 dollars. Everything is in proportion.
  12. Alexander Zaitov April 9 2020 19: 21 New
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    barking again .... let them certainly buy ... maybe it will add to their spirit .... they resemble Tobaccos from the Mowgli cartoon ...
  13. Second major April 9 2020 21: 32 New
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    They purchase weapons during the coronovirus. What an epic. Moscow buys borders for billions. Apparently we will fight back with them, if that ...
  14. Viktor Sergeev April 10 2020 07: 58 New
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    Interestingly, how much money did the publicist get from the Americans? In the US, they buy their weapons, keeping their manufacturer afloat, grandmas spin inside their country, and what will Poland produce itself? To ask the EU for money and at the same time spend it on useless weapons, the excellent logic of a vampire country.