The F-35A fighter jets Poland is waiting to receive from the United States will be constructed in such a way that any upgrades in software will be easy to achieve, promises Lockheed Martin, the jet’s manufacturer. The vice president of the American company, J.R. McDonald, made this announcement during the 29th International Defence Industry Exhibition […]
Russian tanks have been spotted amassing at the Polish border in the Kaliningrad Region. According to Russian “Niezavisimaya Gazieta”, this move has been provoked by the recent meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels.
The Polish Territorial Defense Forces (WOT) and the Lithuanian National Defense Volunteer Forces (KASP) have signed a training cooperation agreement. This is the first agreement between the Polish WOT and that of a different country.
Prof. Zdzisław Krasnodębski, the vice-president of the EP for Law and Justice (PIS) and the European Conservative Reformers urges Poland to do more to take advantage of opportunities provided by the European Defense Fund. Krasnodębski says that in defense Poland “must work on both fronts” – NATO and the EU.
Military spending is set to increase by nearly 10 percent annually in the next three years. In 2019, the Ministry of Defence should operate with 66.7 billion CZK, and in 2021 is expected to manage 85.3 billion CZK.
France’s army is too weak, therefore they want to establish a European army. General Roman Polko explains Emmanuel Macron’s motivations behind creating a European army as a force against Russia, China and surprisingly, the USA.
The US Congress and the Pentagon are considering an increase in US military presence in Poland. In a joint letter in “Rzeczpospolita”, ambassadors Georgette Mosbacher and Piotr Wilczek stressed that the Polish-American friendship has “worked out”.
More than half of the Polish population are in favor of “Fort Trump” in Poland. According to a survey carried out by the Ministry of National Defense (MON), Poles believe that it would increase the country’s security.
The United States Department of Defense has ordered the anti-missile and anti-aircraft Patriot defense system for Poland from Raytheon. The order is worth more than US$ 1.5 billion and is an important step in realizing the first part of the “Wisła” defense program.
The USA will defend only those European countries that are important from the point of view of American interests, claims former head of Stratfor George Friedman. Two of these countries are Poland and Romania.
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