Equipment of the Polish Army

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The Polish military continues to use some Soviet-era equipment; however, since joining NATO in 1999, Poland has been upgrading and modernizing its hardware to NATO standards. The General Staff has been reorganized into a NATO-compatible J/G-1 through J/G-6 structure. Recent modernization projects include the acquisition of (48) F-16 fighter jets from the United States, (256) Leopard 2 MBTs from Germany, ATGM technology from Israel (as well as possible future acquisition of Rafael Python 5 missiles), and (957) Patria AMV AFVs from Finland.

Polish Land Forces [1][edit]

-1009 MBTs - 249 Leopard 2 A4,A5, 233 PT-91 Twardy, 528 T-72

-2608 AIFV - 1268 BMP-1, 907 KTO Rosomak

-693 APC M113, BRDM-2, HMMWV, Skorpion-3, Rosomak WRT, BWR-1S, BWR-1D

-40 MRAPs

-technical security equipment WZT-2, WZT-3, WPT Mors, Bergepanzer 2, Tansporter Rozpopznania Inżynieryjnego, BLG-67, Biber[disambiguation needed], MS-20 Daglezja

-1157 artillery pieces 2S1 Goździk, wz. 1977 Dana, AHS Krab

-rocket artillery WR-40 Langusta, RM-70, BM-21 Grad

-anti-air defense systems ZSU-23-4MP Biała, PZA Loara, 2K12 Kub, 9K33 Osa, ZU-23-2, Hibneryt

-210 Army helicopters (32 Mi-24, 37 PZL W-3 Sokol, 46 Mi-2, 17 Mi-8, 13 Mi-17)

Polish Air Forces [1][edit]

Polish Navy [1][edit]

mine destroyers ORP Kormoran (2016), proj. 206FM (Mewa) ORP Mewa (1967), ORP Flaming (1967), ORP Czajka (1967)

PZL W-3 Sokół

Total naval strength: 83 vessels



  1. ^ a b c The Military Balance 2008,International Institute for Strategic Studies. [1]