Poland's Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said on Friday that Polish pilots will begin training on US made Apache helicopters at the beginning of August.
After Thursday's online meeting of the Contact Group for the Defence of Ukraine, Pentagon Head Lloyd Austin said that Poland is among a group of countries willing to help train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets.
The US will provide Poland with eight Apache helicopters until Poland receives those which it has ordered, said Poland’s defence minister on Friday after a meeting with the US defence secretary in Washngton, D.C. on Friday.
An agreement to deepen cooperation between the defence industries of Poland and the US was signed on Friday, Poland's defence minister announced after a meeting with the US secretary of defence in Washington D.C.
During a visit to the US, Poland's defence minister talked with Lockheed Martin on Thursday about the possibility of coproducing HIMARS rocket systems in Poland.
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday confirmed that eight countries, including Poland, will donate Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine, a Ukrainian website has informed.
Poland still believes it will be able to convince German partners to supply Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine after no decision on the matter was reached at a Friday meeting of allies at Germany's Ramstein Air Base, a deputy foreign minister has said.
The United States Secretary of Defence said on Friday that Poland was a leader in providing Ukraine with armoured vehicles, training for Ukrainian armed forces and offering shelter to Ukrainian refugees.
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The US has not seen anything that contradicts Poland's preliminary assessment that a Russian-made missile which landed within its borders on Tuesday was most likely the result of a Ukrainian air defence missile, said the United States Secretary of Defence.
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