Poland Could Spend $3.7B on Missile Defense

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is proposing to spend between $2.5 billion and $3.7 billion in coming years to overhaul his nation's antimissile capabilities, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

Komorowski in August declared Poland's need for missile defenses separate from a developing NATO shield that would place U.S. Standard Missile 3 interceptors on Polish territory.

Military legislation delivered to the Polish legislature calls for providing the missile defense funding from 2014 to 2023. France, Germany and other nations would support the project, according to the report.

Poland's existing protections against airborne threats are largely limited to six battalions that use Soviet-era S-125 Neva missiles. One of those battalions also possesses the S-200 Vega missile.

September 24, 2012
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Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski is proposing to spend between $2.5 billion and $3.7 billion in coming years to overhaul his nation's antimissile capabilities, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

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