Poland plans to choose the supplier for medium-range missile defence system within the next few weeks.
"The (defence) minister's decision on the choice of supplier ... will be (ready) in April," Deputy Defence Minister Czeslaw Mroczek told Rzeczpospolita daily in an interview published on Thursday.
Mroczek said the ministry's experts will have worked out the details of a recommendation regarding the decision by the end of April.
Last year, Poland short-listed a consortium of France's Thales and European group MBDA, as well as US Raytheon, in its tender for the missile defence system.
Poland, a NATO member since 1999, had accelerated the process to select a supplier for the missile system after Russia's intervention in Ukraine prompted concern among NATO members in eastern Europe.
Poland's Armament Inspectorate on Saturday has placed a tender to acquire AMRAAM training missiles and 200 guided and 300 unguided bombs for its Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Jastrząb fighters. Poland aims at buying 32 practice CTAM-120C AMRAAM missiles, 100 GPS-guided GBU-38 JDAM Bombs (based on Mk
The Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland has placed an additional order for 200 AMV 8x8 vehicles from Patrias Polish partner Rosomak S.A
Poland has launched its first naval ship, ORP Slazak, as a part of its naval expansion program. On Thursday, Minister Siemoniak launched and christened the ORP Ślązak (Silesian) patrol boat at the Naval Shipyard in Gdynia
The Polish armed Force announced on Wednesday that its verification group tested the EC 725 Caracal helicopter as a part of the multipurpose helicopter project. The tests were completed on Wednesday (May 27) and armed forces provided positive opinion
The Polands Sejm lower parliamentary house has voted to increase the defense spending from 1.95 percent to 2 percent of GDP on Wednesday
Poland will invest more than $40 billion to upgrade military helicopters, missile and air defense systems, modern artillery, and army mobility by 2022. The upgradation also includes navy modernization as well as communications and command systems, Sputnik reported Wednesday
France has offered to supply its long range MBDA missiles and Scorpene Submarines to Poland. Paris reportedly authorized the procurement of the DCNS built submarines and long-range MBDA missiles by Poland, Gazeta Wyborcza reported Tuesday
Poland is looking to support armament efforts of eastern European countries through government, bank and export loans as a response to Russian military presence in Ukraine, DefenseNews reported Saturday. "Poland aims to play the role of a regional leader, and rally other (Eastern European allies) behind the objective of intensifying regional cooperation in the field of defense and security", a political scientist from the University of Warsaw professor Marek Jablonowski was quoted as saying by the website
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