In 2019, Poland’s Defence Ministry ordered 20 M142 HIMARS rocket artillery launchers – including two practice ones – mounted on the Oshkosh wheeled chassis, and associated equipment.
Last year, it asked the U.S. to prepare an offer for another approximately 500 systems. However, given the needs of Washington and other interested countries and the time required for such an order, Poland concluded a contract for 218 Chunmoo launchers from South Korea.
In February this year, the U.S. authorities responded to Poland’s request and agreed to potentially sell another 488 launchers with munitions with a range of 300 km, test kits, computer and communications equipment, training and system integration support. These launchers will be mounted on Polish-made Jelcz wheeled chassis.
The M142 HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) is a high-mobility long-range rocket artillery system manufactured by Lockheed Martin.