The authors of the letter are the highest-ranking Republicans Sitting on the Armed Forces and Intelligence Committees; Mike Rogers and Mike Turner and Congresswoman Lisa McLean. Politicians have called on Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to expedite approval of the sale of tanks to Poland and send a notice to Congress.
“This application (for approval of the sale of tanks – ed.) Has been delayed since the summer of 2021, and we hope that this should be expedited as much as possible to prevent the Russian occupation,” the Republicans insisted.
According to politicians, sales of 250 tanks are accelerating M1A2 Abrams, “I will send An important signal from both NATOAnd the Kremlin, especially when Russia is gathering forces around Ukraine.
“Otherwise, The fitting of M1A2 tanks to Poland would help to change Soviet-era equipment in the structure of Polish forces., Thereby improving its ability to work with US and NATO forces, while at the same time strengthening the U.S. industrial base. “
The Polish government announced last year that it would purchase 250 US tanks, The Minister of National Defense, Marius Błaszczak, said that the first batch of machines should be delivered to Poland in 2022.
The tanks are manufactured by General Dynamics at its plant in Lima, Ohio.
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