I would like the arms industry to develop more dynamically- president
Our arms industry is growing, I would like it to develop more and more dynamically so that we would have equipment at a global level, Polish President Andrzej Duda said in Kielce (southern Poland) on Wednesday.
President Duda expressed a positive opinion on products from Polish defence equipment companies at the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) on Wednesday.
"Our arms industry is growing, I would like it to develop more and more dynamically, I would like Polish engineers to work, so that we would have more modern equipment, every aspect at a global level," said Duda.
The head of state congratulated all exhibitors and units for the new military equipment on display.
Speaking to all participants at the MSPO fair, Duda pointed out that although Poland is able to buy Polish Armed Forces equipment from domestic manufacturers, the government can also purchase from overseas producers.
The president also referred to the Polish Navy, "unfortunately, today, the Polish Navy operates with equipment which is up to 40 years old, therefore this must change, we need to acquire new equipment for the Polish Navy, including submarines."
In late August, during President Duda's visit to Australia and New Zealand, Poland considered the purchase of Australian frigates. Nevertheless, talks on the matter have so far proved inconclusive.
The Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce comprises 70 events, trade shows, exhibitions and 700 conferences. It brings together more than 600 exhibitors from 31 countries.