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Poland wants to increase from 4 to 6 operational mechanized divisions in 2035

As part of the work on the Model 2035 plan aimed at modernizing and strengthening the Polish armies by 2035, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak announced that the format of the country's Army would increase from 4 divisions today. today, to 6 mechanized divisions in 2035, with a significant increase in personnel and equipment provided.

While Poland only has a GDP of €600 billion, a quarter of that of France, and a population of 38 million inhabitants, barely 55% of the 68 million French people, the country has 'a very important armed force, particularly in the land domain with 60,000 men divided into 4 divisions of 3 mechanized brigades each, fielding 800 heavy tanks, 500 self-propelled artillery systems and more than 4,000 infantry fighting vehicles and transport of armored troop.

To respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Warsaw intends to increase its military capabilities as part of a vast modernization program called "Model 2035", for which Polish President Andrzej Duda has already announced that the country will make an effort. defense from 2.2% of GDP today, to more than 3%.

After transferring more than 200 T-72s to Ukraine, Poland will also have to replace its locally made PT91 heavy tanks

While the Model 2035 program has not yet been officially unveiled, the Minister of Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, is making numerous digressions in the press, and in particular on social networks, to announce the main measures.

Thus, at the beginning of June 2022, the latter announced that Warsaw intended to order 500 additional HIMARS rocket launcher systems to the 20 units ordered in 2019, as well as two new batteries of Patriot anti-aircraft missiles.

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Fabrice Wolf
Fabrice Wolf
A former French naval aeronautics pilot, Fabrice is the editor and main author of the site. His areas of expertise are military aeronautics, defense economics, air and submarine warfare, and Akita inu.

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