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Poland Looks to Update Missile Defenses

Poland is looking to overhaul its outdated missile defense infrastructure, the Polish Press Agency reported on Wednesday (see GSN, Jan. 18).

Defense Minister Tomasz Siemonak said in an interview with the Gazeta Wyborcza that Prime Minister Donald Tusk and President Bronislaw Komorowski last November highlighted the importance of protections against airborne threats within the program to update the military over the next few years.

Plans are to be set in the fall on the project, which is expected to cost between $4.4 billion and $5.9 billion.

The report did not provide details of the anticipated modernization. Poland is to be among the host countries for U.S. missile interceptors under a European shield being developed by NATO (see GSN, May 18; Polish Press Agency, June 6).

 

 

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