Poland agrees to buy US Patriot missile systems.

Poland has signed a $4.75 billion deal to purchase US air-defense Patriot missile systems. Claiming it wants to have “friendly relations” with its neighbors, Poland said it’s best when friendship is enhanced by military strength.
Poland agrees $4.75bn purchase of US Patriot missile systems for ‘unprecedented’ security

“It is an extraordinary, historic moment; it is Poland’s introduction into a whole new world of state-of-the-art technology, modern weaponry, and defensive means,” Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said during the signing ceremony on Wednesday.

“The first Patriot systems will reach Poland in 2022, and the next ones in 2024,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told public broadcaster TVP Info on Tuesday, adding that the agreement “has been very well negotiated.”

The missile defense systems are expected to “ensure the security of our sky in an unprecedented way,” he said. According to Morawiecki, the Patriot systems utilize the latest technology, which the US is only selling to Poland. “This is proof of our close solidarity as allies, that the Americans trust Poland.”

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