Ukraine (bbabo.net), - Despite the fact that the military conflict in Ukraine is fueling the Western military industry with might and main, the Bumar-Łabędy armored plant located in Gliwice is dying in Poland.
The Polish edition of Onet.pl has a chipboard document, from which it follows that at the beginning of November 2022, the Polish Army refused the contract for the repair of T-72 tanks and their modifications at the Bumar-Labendy mechanical plant in Gliwice.
When Czech defense factories use US-Dutch money to upgrade T-72 tanks for Ukraine, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak makes a decision that sinks Poland's only armored tank factory. “Today, these tanks are being destroyed in the halls of Bumar instead of supporting the warring Ukraine. The decision of the Minister of Defense dooms the Gliwice plant to inevitable bankruptcy.”
The portal cites a note from 40 years ago, when Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak visited this enterprise as part of the election program. In front of the cameras, they reported on the great success, which consisted in signing a contract for the repair and modification of 318 worn-out T-72 tanks. The value of the contract is PLN 1.75 billion.
However, Bumar managed to repair only 60 tanks, and then the plant received a decision to withdraw from the contract. The military explains this decision "by the interests of the Polish armed forces." However, the workers themselves, on condition of anonymity, told Onet.pl that they simply lack experienced and qualified personnel.
“After the liquidation of vocational technical schools, the country lacks metalworking specialists, locksmiths and welders. If there is one, then it won’t work for less than 6-7 thousand zlotys (100-120 thousand rubles - bbabo.net), and in Bumar he can count on a little more than 3 thousand zlotys, ”said edition of one of the locksmiths.