Poland has signed a purchase contract with Sweden's Saab for a system to train naval crews in anti-submarine warfare, as Warsaw boosts its defence spending amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The Polish defence minister has said that Poland and Romania share the evaluation of threats on Nato's eastern flank and jointly seek a response.
Defence spending must be freed from a constitutional debt limit in order to for multi-billion zloty arms purchases to be made, Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland’s prime minister, told parliament on Thursday.
Poland's Senate on Thursday unanimously passed the Homeland Defence Bill, with no amendments, passing it on to the president for signing.
The Sejm, lower house of parliament, on Friday, adopted a new Homeland Defence bill aimed at modernising and expanding Poland's armed forces in reaction to the Russia-Ukraine war.
Poland will raise its defence spending from the Nato-recommended minimum level of 2 percent of GDP to 3 percent in reaction to the Russia-Ukraine war, the ruling party leader has said.