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Patriots came at too high of a price for Poland

13th December 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw


The cost of the first phase of the Wisla medium range air and missile defence programme seemingly came as a bitter surprise to government officials and security experts in Poland.

When the US State Department notified Congress in mid-November of the possible sale to Poland of a new  medium range air-and-missile defence system, it became clear to everyone, that previous cost estimates for the Polish Army's Wisla programme were too optimistic.

It will require a Solomon's choice between lowering the high price tag and retaining operational capabilities of the whole system, as well as prospects of robust industrial cooperation, to

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Michal Jarocki


Michal Jarocki

Michal Jarocki is a Shephard correspondent based in Warsaw, Poland. He is reporting on military …

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