Defense plants in Poland increase production amid war in Ukraine - media
Poland's defense factories are operating tirelessly, with three shifts a day, responding to the heightened threat posed by Russia's full-scale aggression against Ukraine
Rzeczpospolita reports this.
The Łucznik plant in Radom aims to manufacture 100,000 rifles annually and is gearing up for the construction of new workshops.
"Before the war in Ukraine, such an announcement might have seemed like a fantasy. Today, it instills confidence due to visible investments and technological modernization," notes the publication.
Arms giant Huta Stalowa Wola, known for producing Krab howitzers and Rak mortars, completed a multi-million zloty modernization plan before the full-scale Russian invasion. However, it proved insufficient.
"Huta was given two years to double production. To achieve this, we acquired an expansive workshop, formerly owned by Huta, from a Chinese investor. We also hired additional staff and prepared a new area, with the investment estimated at hundreds of millions of zlotys," said Jan Szwedo, the enterprise's head.
Polish bus manufacturer Autosan has entered the production of Waran 4x4 armored vehicles.
Nitro-Chem, Europe's largest TNT producer based in Bydgoszcz, is ramping up production.
"Today, we produce TNT around the clock, in three shifts," stated Dominik Sawicki, the enterprise's head.
- Poland's ambitions to build the largest land army in Europe were initially reported in March 2023.