Contract for $10,000,000: Poland plans to buy 1,000 Borsuk BMPs with Bushmaster MK 44/S cannon and Spike-LR guided missiles
Poland continues to strengthen its army and is preparing for another major contract.
Here's What We Know
Information has been shared by the Polish media. According to rumours, next week the Poles will sign a contract with a local company for the purchase of 1,000 Borsuk infantry fighting vehicles. The approximate amount of the purchase will be $10,000,000,000.
The calculation that 1,000 Borsuks will cost USD 10 billion was made by @d_foubert and rests on a valuation on the basis of Poland's offer to Slovakia last year.- Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) February 23, 2023
The Borsuk BMP will be the replacement for the Soviet BMP-1. The infantry fighting vehicle boasts a ZSSW-30 module with Bushmaster MK 44/S cannon, 7.62mm UKM-2000C machine gun, as well as dual launchers for Spike-LR anti-tank guided missiles. The Borsuk has a crew of three. The vehicle is capable of carrying up to 10 infantrymen. The BMP is powered by a MTU 8V-199-TE20 engine with 720 horsepower. Thanks to this engine Borsuk can reach up to 65 km/h on the highway.