Poland will buy "a great number" of Abrams tanks from the United States, with deliveries expected next year, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, a deputy prime minister and the ruling party leader, said on Wednesday. According to the defence minister, the programme will cost Poland EUR 5.1 billion.
The defence minister is expected to present details of Poland's new contract with the United States concerning the purchase of M1A2 Abrams tanks on Wednesday, PAP has learnt from the Defence Ministry.
Two of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft bought by Poland to carry its top-ranking officials are expected in Warsaw in May and June, a Polish newspaper reported.
Poland has denied an allegation made on Tuesday by the Belarusian Defence Ministry regarding an incursion into Belarusian airspace from the Polish side.
As many as 35 percent of all beds in Polish military hospitals are to be designated for COVID-19 patients, the Defence Ministry wrote on Twitter on Monday.
The Polish Army will establish a temporary hospital to tackle COVID-19 infection at Warsaw's EXPO XXI centre, Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak has decided, with the ministry's Operational Centre announcing on Saturday that it will be operational by Nov. 16.
The armed forces of Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine must cooperate and, in the face of the Russian invasion of Crimea, they need to draw conclusions and boost their strength, Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said in Lublin, eastern Poland, on Friday.
Poland's Territorial Defence Force (WOT) voluntary military formation already numbers over 26,000 soldiers and is growing steadily, Minister of Defence Mariusz Blaszczak said on Sunday in Radom during the WOT's feast day.
Polish Special Forces will receive six sets of micro-class unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the Ministry of Defence tweeted on Thursday.
Poland has no territorial claims on any country, including Belarus, the Polish Defence Ministry announced in its official position regarding information on the deployment of one half of the Belarusian army on the country's border with Poland and Lithuania.
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