Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and US Vice President Joe Biden discussed the political situation in Ukraine (photo: dpa)

Helicopters and missiles top Poland’s military shopping list

Poland has called for more Nato troops to be stationed in the country in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Polish forces are still largely equipped with Soviet-era weapons, but Warsaw has set out a massive spending plan, dominated by helicopters and missiles, and aims to consolidate and update its currently largely state-owned arms industry.

POLAND has earmarked 130 billion pln (31.5 billion euros) for arms spending until 2022.

The core of these acquisitions is on a 91.5 billion pln (22 billion euros) shopping list called the ‘Polish Armed Forces Technical Modernisation Plan‘ which was approved...

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