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Poland Patriot buy imminent as negotiations conclude

26th February 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw


Negotiations for the procurement of the Patriot air defence system for Poland are nearing their conclusion. 

The new Polish Minister of Defence, Mariusz Blaszczak, speaking to a Polish radio station on 21 February, said that contract negotiations for eight Patriot batteries had now entered the final phase. 

It is expected that the deal - part of Poland's Wisla programme to acquire an integrated air and missile defence (IAMD) system - will be reached by the end of March at the latest.

Blaszczak also said that the final cost of the first phase of Wisla will be lower than previous estimations

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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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