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Polish defense factories significantly increase weapons production

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Author: Maria Kholina

Polish factories are significantly ramping up weapons production thanks to unprecedented investments in the defense industry. This includes explosives, rifles, and howitzers, according to

Even recently modernized enterprises are seeking to increase their production capacities, as they struggle to meet growing demands. For instance, the Łucznik factory in Radom plans to triple its modern production volumes within two years, aiming to produce 100,000 rifles annually. The factory is actively upgrading machinery, and additional workshops are under construction.

Huta Stalowa Wola, a manufacturer of heavy artillery, long-range self-propelled howitzers Krab, and automatic mortars Rak, recently completed a technological upgrade worth millions of zlotys just before the full-scale conflict between Russia and Ukraine. However, these investments are now deemed insufficient.

The company's executive director, Jan Szwedo, said the need to double production within two years. To achieve this, the company acquired a workshop from a Chinese investor that formerly belonged to Huta. Additionally, a new land plot has been prepared, with investments estimated in the hundreds of millions of zlotys.

Remontowa Shipbuilding and PGZ shipyards underwent urgent reconstruction and will be responsible for constructing three licensed multi-role frigates of a new generation worth 15 billion zlotys. Analysts hope this will prevent the recently predicted collapse of the Polish Navy.

The outbreak of war in Ukraine and a sharp increase in explosive demand prompted the Nitro-Chem plant in Bydgoszcz to maximize TNT production.

Autosan, a Polish company previously focused on electric buses, has shifted to producing Waran - a state-of-the-art multi-purpose armored vehicle with high mobility suitable for close artillery reconnaissance and a versatile battlefield transport platform.

Poland's assistance to Ukraine

Poland has been actively supporting Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, providing both military and humanitarian aid, as well as political support.

Over a million refugees from Ukraine have been welcomed in Poland. Warsaw leads NATO partners in urging increased military assistance to Ukraine.

Former Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated that Warsaw will continue supporting Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression.

Additionally, Poland signed a "framework contract" with the European Defense Agency for joint purchases of 155mm ammunition for Ukraine.