On June 7, during the visit of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and ministers at Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. Huta Stalowa Wola S.A., representatives of the Polish government confirmed the signing of the contract for the sale of the Krab SPH in Ukraine.
According to Jacek Sasin, the minister of state assets, the value of the contract is PLN 2.7 billion, and the funds come from the European Union and the Ukrainian budget. It is the largest export contract for weapons produced in Poland – the details are not officially known, according to press revelations to date, it is about equipment for three batteries, which may mean 54 Krabs with support vehicles.
On May 29, the Informacyjna Agencja Prasowa informed, based on unofficial sources, that Poland provided Ukraine with eighteen Krabs and trained at least one hundred artillerymen. This information has not been confirmed in any way by the Polish government so far. As Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (April 23) pointed out, the value of military aid to date was (at that time) about PLN 7 billion – among the equipment donated there are more than 200 T-72 tanks, Piorun portable anti-aircraft missile systems, RGP-40 revolver grenade launchers, light mortars, Grot carabiners.
So far, Huta Stalowa Wola S.A. provided the Polish Army with at least 78 Krabs, which went to four artillery units. Another eight, which are to supply the 14th Self-Propelled Artillery Squadron from Jarosław, were used to train soldiers of the Polish Army in May, as reported by Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A.
As part of military assistance, Ukrainians receive this type of equipment – apart from the Krabs, you can also replace the wheeled CAESAR cannon-howitzers (from France), the towed M777 (Canada, Australia and the United States), the M109 and the FH-70. In addition, declarations of self-propelled supplies by PzH 2000 were made, among others, by Netherlands.