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.
In 2022, in total the nation will have spent over $40 billion on modernization of armed force, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz said on Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in USA.
Poland is spending more on defense than any other countries that have joined NATO after 1999. Poland will spend two percent of its Gross Domestic Product on defense starting in 2016, the defense minister added.
Over the past year, Poland has stepped up joint military exercises with NATO as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a series of drills demonstrating Washington's commitment to European security.
Moscow has criticized NATO's growing presence in Eastern Europe along Russia’s borders, warning it is increasing regional tensions.
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
The US and Poland governments will negotiate an agreement on purchase of Patriot medium-range air/missile defense systems for Poland, President Bronislaw Komorowski announced Tuesday. The president along with the prime minister and defense minister decided to order the Patriot systems from the US worth up to $5 billion
Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli Invest Services announced today that the Polish Ministry of Defense has pre-selected H225M Caracal Helicopters. We are fully committed to providing Poland with the best product and support for this long-term strategic program
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
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
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
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