The US State Department has authorized the sale of 116 M1A1 Abrams tanks to Poland.
Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Ministry of National Defense of Poland, Mariusz Blaszczak, announced this.
"One more step on the way to increasing the armored potential of the Polish Armed Forces is over. The US State Department has agreed to sell Poland an additional 116 Abrams tanks with ammunition. We are starting negotiations on the price," Blaszczak said on his Twitter.
According to him, the delivery of the first tanks is possible already in 2023.
The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said the proposed sale would not exceed $3.75 billion. According to American procedures, this is the maximum price that cannot be exceeded in the negotiations, which will now be conducted by representatives of the Polish and US governments.
The final cost of US-purchased weapons and military equipment obtained through DSCA is generally significantly lower than that initially reported by the agency.