The Polish Ministry of Nationwide Defence has accepted a contract to obtain 48 extra Krab self-propelled howitzers and 36 accompanying automobiles for its Military’s Regina hearth modules. The protection contractor and metal mill Huta Stalowa Wola will ship the howitzers and 36 accompanying autos between 2025 and 2027. The ministry’s Armaments Company signed a contract price zl3.81 Billion ( $797.09 Million ) with Huta Stalowa Wola on this regard. 48 self-propelled howitzers, 22 command autos, 12 ammunition assist autos, and two cellular workshops for weapons restore are scheduled to be delivered between 2025 and 2027.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Nationwide Defence Mariusz Blaszczak confirmed this within the presence of President Andrzej Duda on the Worldwide Defence Trade Exhibition MSPO in Kielce. The Minister stated: “The most recent deal is the second contract whereas the primary one was concluded in 2016. The Minister stated: “It will be significant that we’re constantly growing the defence capabilities of the Republic of Poland by growing each the numerical power of the Polish Military and equipping the Polish Military with fashionable gear. That is the case with Krabs. That is the case with cannon-howitzers that proved themselves in the course of the warfare.”


Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak introduced on 5 September that Poland will order 48 extra AHS Krab self-propelled howitzers and 36 accompanying autos. (Picture by Poland MOD)

In 2016, the Polish army ordered 96 self-propelled howitzers from Huta Stalowa Wola. Every of the deliberate 5 regiments of Krabs will likely be geared up with 24 howitzers. In late Could 2022, the Polish authorities donated 18 Krabs to Ukraine to assist the Ukrainian army defend the nation towards the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was subsequently revealed that the 2 governments had signed a contract underneath which Poland would promote Ukraine an extra 60 Krabs, in a deal price US$700 million. With the deal, Ukraine grew to become the primary export buyer for Polish Krabs. The settlement was the biggest defence contract that Poland had made within the earlier 20 years.

The AHS Krab (Crab) is a 155 mm NATO-compatible self-propelled tracked gun-howitzer designed in Poland by Huta Stalowa Wola (HSW), by combining the South Korean K9 Thunder chassis with a British BAE Methods AS-90M Braveheart turret with French Nexter Methods 52-calibre lengthy gun and Polish WB Electronics’ “Topaz” artillery hearth management system. As of 2016 full-rate manufacturing of 120 Krabs for Polish Military has began with deliveries to be accomplished by 2024. As of 2019, Huta Stalowa Wola began utilizing barrels of their very own manufacture in successive manufacturing batches.