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Poland to deploy U.S. Patriot missile systems from U.S. in 2019, - Antoni Macierewicz
12:43, 31 October 2017
Poland to deploy U.S. Patriot missile systems from U.S. in 2019, - Antoni Macierewicz

Within the first phase, Poland shall get four fire units – two batteries with 12 missiles in the latest modification available on the market. On the second state, Poland will get SkyCeptor missile systems

12:43, 31 October 2017

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Polish leadership is going to deploy first Patriot missile systems from the U.S. within next two years on the territory of the country. Polskie Radio reported that citing Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz.

According to the Minister, this is the earliest practicable date which results from negotiations of Poland with Raytheon company on equipment supplies. The head of Polish Defense Ministry also referred to the Narew program – supplies of the short-range air defense system, up to 25 km.

Apart from that, according to Macierewicz, the launch of the air defense system in the frameworks of Narew may be possible in 2021 – 2022, i.e. earlier than it was planned to.

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In its turn, the supplies of the first Patriot complexes is the result of the speed-up in negotiation with American Administration and support of Donald Trump. According to the Memorandum signed in July, the missile systems supplies shall be performed in two stages.

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Within the first phase, Poland shall get four fire units – two batteries with 12 missiles in the latest modification available on the market. On the second state, Poland will get SkyCeptor missile systems.

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