theo radio CNNThe Polish Defense Ministry said that the military parade was organized to mark the Polish Army Day (August 15), with the presence of 200 units of Polish and foreign military equipment, 92 aircraft and 2,000 soldiers.
Polish President Andrzej Duda arrives to attend a military parade in Warsaw on August 15 – Photo: Reuters
The parade also “showcases” some of the latest technologies that Poland has in its arsenal, including the American M1A1 Abrams tank, the Korean K2 tank, the K9 self-propelled howitzer, the HIMARS missile launch system series, the Crab self-propelled guns, and the K9 self-propelled howitzer. Guided artillery, Patriot surface-to-air missile system…
American Abrams tanks seen in the parade – Photo: AP
F-35 jets of the US Air Force and F-16 of the Polish Air Force take part in the August 15 parade – Photo: REUTERS
Poland has emerged as one of Europe’s leading military powers in recent years after pouring billions of dollars into military equipment.
Last week, Poland announced it was deploying thousands more troops to its eastern border because of concerns about the presence of Russian mercenaries Wagner troops in Belarus.
Meanwhile, the same day at the Moscow-Russia International Security Conference, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrinin warned that Russia and Belarus are likely to enter direct conflict with NATO in the future.
Khrenin said that the conflict in Ukraine has now turned into a “global confrontation between West and East” and it is no coincidence that Belarus considers the return of strategic nuclear weapons to its territory an important factor. Effective strategic deterrent, according to radio Rt.