Poland plans to launch production of South Korean weapons

01.09.2023, Warsaw.

Poland plans to launch production of South Korean weapons, Polish National Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on August 31 after a meeting with South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup.

“We are preparing the second phase of our cooperation, consisting of the production of this equipment in Poland,” Blaszczak said.

At issue are K2 tanks, K9 self-propelled artillery systems (SAU), as well as FA-50 fighter jets and Chunmoo multiple rocket launcher systems (MLRS).

Earlier, Poland signed contracts for the purchase of the listed military equipment with South Korea. Blaszczak noted that some of the purchased equipment has already been delivered to the country.

“At the Radom Air Show, we were able to admire the FA-50 jets already in the hands of Polish pilots,” Blaszczak said.

The minister also announced the organization of the Autumn Fire exercise “to demonstrate the defensive capabilities of the Polish Army.” It is there that it will be possible to assess the performance of Korean equipment in the hands of Polish crews, Blaszczak noted.

The exercise will feature Chunmoo missile launcher multiple rocket launchers with a range of up to 300 kilometers, the minister added.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency