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Poland plans $42bn modernisation

1st June 2015 - 11:29 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


Poland plans to invest up to 150 billion zlotys ($42 billion) to modernise its armed forces over the next 10 years.

The planned volume of spending is significantly higher the initial level as stated in Poland’s official modernisation plan for 2022, which was approved by the government in 2013.

Its increase is mainly due to the fears of potential Russian aggression.

Implementation of the programme will mean that Poland can bring its defence budget in-line with NATO’s requirement for 2% of the country’s GDP.

Part of the plans are the purchases of Leopard 2A4 and 2A5 tanks from Germany that

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Eugene Gerden


Eugene Gerden

Eugene Gerden is a Shephard correspondent based in St Petersburg.

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