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Polish media: If the defense industry does not increase production, the Polish army faces a shortage of ammunition

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Polish media: If the defense industry does not increase production, the Polish army faces a shortage of ammunition

In Poland, the practice of purchasing small batches of ammunition from local manufacturers for the needs of the Armed Forces is widespread. But they do not allow the creation of sufficient stocks in case of hostilities, and do not give defense industry enterprises a reason to invest in expanding their production.


This opinion was expressed by a columnist for the Polish edition of Defense 24.

The Polish media sees a way out of this situation in the conclusion of multi-year contracts between the Polish Ministry of Defense and manufacturers for the supply of ammunition. Then the defense industry of the country can count on private investment, secured by long-term contracts with the state, allowing to expand the production of military products. Otherwise, enterprises will not be able to increase the production capacity for the production of ammunition.

And then the Polish Armed Forces will have to be at the tail end of a long line of foreign suppliers. Of course, the latter will react to the increase in demand by increasing the purchase prices for their products.

Thus, the journalist believes, if the Polish defense industry does not urgently increase production volumes, the Polish army will face an acute shortage of ammunition in the event of a large-scale armed conflict.

The author notes that one of the main lessons of military operations in Ukraine was the change in the military's ideas about the necessary stock of ammunition in the event of a war. As it turned out, in intensive combat operations they are spent many times more than previously thought.


Earlier, the first batch of military equipment from South Korea arrived in Poland. It's about 20 tanks K2 Black Panther and 24 K9 Thunder self-propelled guns.
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Polish Ministry of Defense
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  1. credo
    credo 9 December 2022 14: 31
    -3
    It remains to understand with whom Poland decided to fight and for what such lofty goals? fool
    1. Smoker
      Smoker 9 December 2022 14: 54
      +1
      Fighting is expensive...
      The European Commission refused to provide financial assistance to Warsaw for €40 billion due to "violations of European human rights standards" in the country.
      https://news.rambler.ru/world/49842232/?utm_content=news_media&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink
  2. Anachoret
    Anachoret 9 December 2022 14: 32
    +3
    It's better to rephrase it like this
    If Polish mothers do not increase the production of psheks, Poland's defense capability is in danger of being deficient in the light of losses in the Kharkiv region and Donbass))
    1. dmi.pris1
      dmi.pris1 9 December 2022 14: 38
      +3
      By the way, in terms of Polish losses. To a large extent, not ethnic Poles are fighting there, but naturalized from the same Ukrainians who have a "Pole's card." But there are also "vacationers" from special forces.
      1. Konnick
        Konnick 9 December 2022 14: 58
        -1
        By the way, in terms of Polish losses. To a large extent, not ethnic Poles are fighting there, but naturalized from the same Ukrainians who have a "Pole's card." But there are also "vacationers" from special forces.

        Donetsk military correspondents, in order to justify not very successful military operations, came up with an excuse in the form of Polish mercenaries. But in fact
  3. Mother Theresa
    Mother Theresa 9 December 2022 14: 34
    -1
    World War I, repetition of lessons.
  4. dmi.pris1
    dmi.pris1 9 December 2022 14: 35
    +1
    In fact, they are seriously preparing to fight with us. However, they are already waging war with us in the Dobass. And the population of Poland is preparing too. Moreover, nationalist sentiments are very strong there
    1. credo
      credo 9 December 2022 14: 44
      +2
      Quote: dmi.pris
      In fact, they are seriously preparing to fight with us. However, they are already waging war with us in the pre-bass. And the population of Poland is preparing too. Especially since nationalist sentiments are very strong there

      I don’t know how they imagine this mess with us, but it seems to me that we will not have any obstacles to the use of all weapons systems to put the restless to rest, unlike the way the battles are fought in the Donbass.
      If the Polish military allow themselves everything in the Donbass, then what will keep us from doing the same is only on the territory of Poland.
      1. dmi.pris1
        dmi.pris1 9 December 2022 14: 49
        0
        What will keep us?? Well, we are not like that .... Humanitarians .. Evil sarcasm, unfortunately ..
  5. Vyacheslav p
    Vyacheslav p 9 December 2022 14: 36
    +2
    Well ... It is clear with whom Poland is going to fight. with Ukraine)
    1. Alexga
      Alexga 9 December 2022 15: 11
      +1
      It is clear with whom Poland is going to fight. with Ukraine)

      Probably not quite right. I think that in this way Poland wants to exalt itself in the European Union. Ude they spoke on the topic of becoming the greatest power in the EU.
  6. Chuck-norris
    Chuck-norris 9 December 2022 14: 38
    +1
    If the defense industry does not increase production, the Polish army faces a shortage of ammunition

    You have just read a plea for increased funding for the army. Who paid for this prayer? The question is rhetorical. In general, such articles should not be taken seriously. In the American press, they write this every other day, after all, their military-industrial complex is orders of magnitude larger than the Polish one, which is why articles are published more often =))))))
  7. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 9 December 2022 15: 06
    0
    Polish media: If the defense industry does not increase production, the Polish army faces a shortage of ammunition
    It turns out - they "scattered" to help Ukraine request "You wouldn't play, my friend, you wouldn't go without trousers" feel
  8. 28st region
    28st region 9 December 2022 15: 40
    +1
    In Poland, the practice of purchasing small batches of ammunition from local manufacturers for the needs of the Armed Forces is widespread. But they do not allow the creation of sufficient stocks in case of hostilities, and do not give defense industry enterprises a reason to invest in expanding their production.

    Super stupid, but there is an explanation. Made under US pressure to buy from them.
    1. Far_Observer
      Far_Observer 10 December 2022 01: 09
      0
      For example, this is information about Poland.
      ["However, due to the urgent need to strengthen the defense capability of the Polish Armed Forces, orders are also sent to proven foreign contractors. In this case, probably 155 mm caliber.
      to Turkey. It was officially announced that more than 50 were purchased in Korea. "]
  9. JonnyT
    JonnyT 9 December 2022 16: 20
    0
    Everything is logical - the national military-industrial complex must provide for the army.
    Apparently, the Poles took into account the experience of fighting in Ukraine, when they were beaten at them with an endless stream of lead. You need a lot of cartridges, and no one except themselves will produce them
    1. iouris
      iouris 9 December 2022 17: 06
      -1
      Quote: JonnyT
      the national military-industrial complex should

      Only the USA has a military-industrial complex. Eisenhower recorded his appearance, pointing out his danger in his farewell speech. Two military-industrial complexes do not live on the same planet. The rest of the "countries" have only "defense enterprises".
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    3. Far_Observer
      Far_Observer 10 December 2022 01: 12
      0
      For example, this is information about Poland. ["Despite the fact that the Polish Army has several dozen howitzers, in case of war we have shells for them for a maximum of a few days. Now this should change. It can be said that Poland currently has about 30 000-mm shells With the current number of Crabs in service, we would have had enough for about two weeks of war. Korea has purchased more than 155 units of K50 howitzers 000 mm cartridges It should be emphasized that the source of the first purchase is always the Polish defense industry, so the production capacity of the national complex is used at 9% However, due to the urgent need to strengthen the defense capability of the Polish Armed Forces, orders are sent and verified overseas contractors, in this case probably Turkey. It also confirms that we are currently able to produce less than 155 units of this type of ammunition per year in Poland. That is how much Ukrainian defenders use in two or three days. In four years, more than 100 self-propelled artillery mounts of this type will be in service. If each of them must fire about 20-000 shots a day during the war, then our need is not less than 300 units. daily. The Ukrainians defended themselves against the Russian invasion for more than 30 days. Even if we divide it by two, we must accumulate at least 40 million ammo."]
  10. iouris
    iouris 9 December 2022 17: 03
    0
    It's true. If he doesn’t increase... But he will increase? Otherwise, why all the fuss.
  11. Sasha Koblov
    Sasha Koblov 9 December 2022 18: 34
    0
    I think that the West will increase the production of ammunition by a multiple in a year.
    So we have at our disposal no more than 18 months.!