Poland has made significant progress in its talks with Raytheon over a $5-billion missile defense system.
"Indeed, the recent talks between Raytheon (and Poland) are very, very promising and one may say that a breakthrough has taken place," Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz was quoted as saying by Reuters Monday.
"Raytheon has agreed to our minimal condition aimed at securing that at least 50 percent of the money which is to be spent of the Patriot system (Raytheon's missile defense system) would be spent on works done by Polish plants," he said.
The missile defense tender, whose value defense officials estimate at around $5 billion, is central to Warsaw's large-scale army modernization program, speeded up in response to the Ukraine crisis and Russia's renewed assertiveness in the region.
The Baltic States and Poland have reportedly launched discussions with defense contractors for developing a regional antiaircraft missile shield to protect against Russian aircraft.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and Airbus Helicopters are hosting a two-day workshop in Radom on the 28 – 29 April to identify potential areas of cooperation around the Tiger HAD project, in the frame of the Kruk attack helicopter project. The event included the global network of Tiger HAD suppliers who took part in the discussions with a number of Polish companies
Russia has accused US of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty by deploying Mark 41 systems capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles to Romania and Poland. According to a
Poland will build a 800 million Euros worth new territorial defense force of 53,000 volunteers by 2019 in order to guard against threats from Russia. The force will be similar to the US National Guard in that it is comprised of civilians who undergo military training, Defense Minister Atoni Macierewicz said Monday
Raytheon Company and Norway's Kongsberg Defence Systems are in talks to finalize a plan to assemble, integrate and test the Naval Strike Missile in the United States. The two companies also plan to produce NSM launchers in the U
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