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COVID-19 prompts Poland to reassess naval plans

30th April 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Michal Jarocki in Warsaw

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The Polish MoD will have to reshape its Technical Modernization Plan and re-evaluate some of its procurement goals, due to the economic crisis that is expected to follow the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The Polish Navy is likely to bear the brunt of future spending cuts as the MoD prunes its programme plans.

On 24 April, for example, the Armament Inspectorate in the MoD revealed that it had to cancel the contract for construction of a Ratownik-class submarine rescue and salvage vessel. The agreement, which was signed in late 2017 with a consortium led by PGZ Group, had an initial

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

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