U.S. Approves Sales Of 20 HIMARS Rocket Systems To Poland

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U.S. Approves Sales Of 20 HIMARS Rocket Systems To Poland

The US State Department approved the sale of 20 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers to Poland to strengthen security in the region and modernize the Polish army, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency in its statement described the entire deal with Poland:

“In total Poland is to buy twenty (20) High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) M142 Launchers, thirty-six (36) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31 Unitary, nine (9) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 Alternative Warheads, thirty (30) Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) M57 Unitary, twenty-four (24) Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), twenty (20) Multiple Launcher Pod Assembly M68A2 Trainers, twenty-four (24) M1151A1 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), and nine (9) M1151A1 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheel Vehicles (HMMWVs).  Also included are twenty (20) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, support equipment, communications equipment, spare and repair parts, test sets, batteries, laptop computers, publications and technical data, facility design, personnel training and equipment, systems integration support, Quality Assurance Teams and a Technical Assistance Fielding Team, United States Government and contractor engineering and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support, training, sensors, and other related elements of logistics and program support.”

The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin. The estimated price is $655 million.

The sale aims to support the foreign policy and the national security of the US by improving the security of a NATO ally. Poland will utilize the equipment by strengthening its homeland defense and to deter regional threats.

On November 28th, Poland’s Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed off on a new program to update the country’s military, including strengthened cybersecurity and new air defense and long-range missile systems.

In a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in September, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said Poland was ready to invest $2 billion to facilitate the development of a permanent base. The base is supposed to be named “Fort Trump.”

Duda also said that he wants the Polish government to increase defense spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2024, instead of by 2030 as initially planned.

This also follows the announcement of Poland’s new army division – the 18th Mechanized Division, which will be placed along the country’s eastern border.

“The 18th mechanized division will meet all NATO standards and will be ready for use as part of the Allied reinforcement, but its main task will be to protect the territory of the Republic of Poland,” the Defense Ministry said.

There has been an apparent military buildup in Eastern Europe in 2018. It, as expected, is focused on deterrence of the presumed “Russian aggression” and to protect the Eastern European countries from foreign influence, which is to say that US influence is not foreign.

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  • potcracker2588

    poland…an artificial nation….thiefs through and through…and now……stupid too……the 18th division???
    oyeah this division will definetly beat back the russian forces lol dead meat

    • Nosferatu

      Polish people are not artificial nation. But unfortunatelly are among those slavic nations that are the most likely to believe the western propaganda created in order for the slavs to hate slavs.

      • Jens Holm

        But Russia had taken Polen before WW1 and took it after WW2 again – Thats fiendship among slaves ? Father Russia ?

        Its not about Slaves but the connetion along all the Baltic sea through ancient times: Finland, Estonia, Lituania, Poland, Preussen(germany), Denmark and Sweden.

        Russians are newcomming feudal farmers and more like mongols and even mixted up with them. Norhing wrong i being some mix up, but its not about slaves and very much about logistics.

        Who made all those Christians. Not Russians as well. Today we see the same kind og greediness at Ukraine/Crimera. Thats only chaos.

        Russia as the only one lost ww1 3 times. Then they took all the way to Berlin and much more. If thats how slaves are, I would not write as You do.

        • Nosferatu

          Yes Imperial Russia took Poland before WW1. Imperial UK took the rest of the world for 4 centuries. are you protesting too? But after WW2 USSR did not take Poland. Polish communists took Poland and put it into socialist countries block. USSR made sure Poland was geting out of war bigger then in. USSR took from Poland western Belarus and western Ukraine that Poland took from Russia in 1919 – 1920, but gave to Poland mauch of German land. Stalin wanted to make Poland a strong russian friendly nation so it could no longer serve western power as a passage to attack Russia.

          • Jens Holm

            Thats totally crap. Stalin dint ask any Poles at all but let the Warsaw ghetto be killed by germans too.

            And why did Poles take those parts of Belarus and Ukraine. Thats because the russian red army tryed to regain the Russian Tzar possesions by 2 very big armies.

            Giving land from Germany to Poland is far out too even its well descriebed in the rest of the world incl. the Baltic states and Germany. And Danes do remember Russians trying to include Bornholm too. Finland and their Islands are exact same thing.

          • Nosferatu

            Stalin did not let Germans to clear Warsaw ghetto, thats a myth of western propaganda. You need to read more books from both sides to better undestand.

          • S Melanson

            There is an account of this by Alexander Werth, a British journalist living in Soviet Russia during WW2 – his book is Russia at War: 1941-1945. The halt of the Russian campaign outside Warsaw was argued as being likely a military necessity (rather than as a cold-blooded political decision to let the Germans eradicate Polish rebels). And Werth on the Katyn massacre as “maybe the Russians did it, but the Germans probably did”.

            I felt Werth’s arguments were not particularly strong and the actions (Katyn) and inaction (halt outside Warsaw) Stalin was accused of seem very much what would be expected given his known track record. Eliminate Polish officers to pacify occupied Poland and let Germans eliminate uprising to crush potential agitators in future

            Do you have references to suggest that I could read on this?

          • Nosferatu

            I read few books from N. Starikov and after reading them i view Stalin in a positive light. There is other good books around about this topic, such as memories of soviets marshals and others but i dont know whether anything was translated in english. But Starikov is a good start and i think some of his books were translated. Then there are some books about Stalin and the war by group of authors calling them self “internal predictor od SSSR” but i think their books are only written in russian and translated in czech/slovak.

          • S Melanson

            thank you

          • Tudor Miron

            I would not waste my time reading English lies about Russia if I wanted to learn the truth. From 15th century they kept they record straight – lies, lies and more lies.

          • S Melanson

            Understood

          • beypuutyina

            sure, everybody lies about russia :DDDDDDDDDDDD only russians tell the truth :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

          • beypuutyina

            btw., in the 15th century england was shithill :D russia, too. in london did not recognize the existence of moscovian trolls.

          • beypuutyina

            no boy. ruskies did this same shit also in czechoslovakia.

          • Tudor Miron

            That creature doesn’t care about truth – in fact truth hurts him like sun is hurting vampire (figuratively speaking :)

          • beypuutyina
          • beypuutyina

            Yes, he stopped the red army.

          • Nosferatu

            Why would he tried to make Poland weaker and than few months later give Poland much of German land and make Poland stongest ever? It does not make sense

          • beypuutyina

            because he wanted, that ONLY the red army is the cause of victory. tha same thing did, when arrieve to the slovak border. there was larga revolt again fascist governmenet abd stalin was waiting weeks, until the wehrmacht suppressed it.

          • Nosferatu

            Not true. Slovak national uprising leaders were not patient enough and started before red arym could help them. Red army still helped them a lot but only with partizan forces. I know a lot about this….

          • beypuutyina

            Stalin took the parts of poland, where lived not polish people. and gave them silesia with mines, baltic shore. poland would be poor land without these territories.

      • potcracker2588

        of buddy lets go…

        The 1569 Union of Lublin established the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

        In 1807, Napoleon I of France temporarily recreated a Polish state as the satellite Duchy of Warsaw, after a successful Greater Poland Uprising of 1806 against Prussian rule. But, after the failed Napoleonic Wars, Poland was again split between the victorious powers at the Congress of Vienna of 1815.[57] The eastern part was ruled by the Russian tsar as Congress Poland, which had a very liberal constitution.
        However, over time the Russian monarch reduced Polish freedoms, and
        Russia annexed the country in virtually all but name. Meanwhile, the
        Prussian controlled territory of Poland came under increased
        Germanization. Thus, in the 19th century, only Austrian-ruled Galicia, and particularly the Free City of Kraków, allowed free Polish culture to flourish

        During the Spring of Nations (a series of revolutions which swept across Europe), Poles took up arms in the Greater Poland Uprising of 1848
        to resist Prussian rule. Initially, the uprising manifested itself in
        the form of civil disobedience, but eventually turned into an armed
        struggle when the Prussian military was sent in to pacify the region.
        Eventually, after several battles the uprising was suppressed by the
        Prussians, and the Grand Duchy of Posen was more completely incorporated into Prussia.

        During World War I, all the Allies agreed on the reconstitution of Poland that United States President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed in Point 13 of his Fourteen Points. A total of 2 million Polish troops fought with the armies of the three occupying powers, and 450,000 died. Shortly after the armistice with Germany in November 1918, Poland regained its independence as the Second Polish Republic (II Rzeczpospolita Polska). It reaffirmed its independence after a series of military conflicts, the most notable being the Polish–Soviet War (1919–21) when Poland inflicted a crushing defeat on the Red Army at the Battle of Warsaw, an event which is considered to have halted the advance of Communism into Europe and forced Vladimir Lenin to rethink his objective of achieving global socialism. The event is often referred to as the “Miracle at the Vistula”.[58]

        artficial nation, by the british, used by the british to start world war 2.
        HISTORY

        • Nosferatu

          While some of the fact you present are true, the conclusion of polish nation being artificial is completelly wrong. I know many polish people and i can speak polish too. I also have a univerzity degree from history (plus self study education of course) and statement about artificial nation is completely wrong. Some of of the less smart polish people are in UK and are not coming back, but most of them are proud and patriotic, even if a little under capitalist propaganda….

      • Joe Doe

        Polish governments always like to be conquer and run by other nations. People fight for freedom, but again Polish government invaded occupant the USA

    • occupybacon

      All but Russians are fake people, monkey that had learn to talk from Russians.

      • beypuutyina

        :)

  • potcracker2588

    https://youtu.be/CDkGS3zD20o

    this is the best vid. on the attack of us,french and british missiles 100+ on syria……..
    in one part, 100 tomohawks getting intercepted, whats amazig, is that one sees that the 100 tomohawks use only 2 flight paths……
    all in all, after watching the vid. , one comes to the conclusion that the russian technology surpasses nato technology by far.

  • Patriotic_White_American

    Russian media has blacked out all reports of the Israeli strikes that humiliated them last night

    No photos or footage of downed Israeli planes have been released

  • Smaug

    Uh, that would first depend on what you mean by foreign influence. Also, it may be hard for SF to admit, but most people in Europe doesn’t like Russia too much. What I’ve seen is directed at countering any and all “foreign influence,” but the influence of one place in particular.