Poland has signed contracts for the purchase of Hellfire missiles to arm its AW149 multi-role helicopters, Poland's defence minister said on Tuesday.
Poland welcomes the Council of the European Union's decision to spend EUR 1 billion on the joint procurement of ammunition and missiles for Ukraine, the Polish government spokesperson has said.
Germany wants to pull its Patriot missile air-defence system out of Poland by June, a spokesman for the German defence ministry said on Friday.
For the first time Poland's air defence forces are free of Soviet-era systems, the Polish defence minister wrote on Twitter on Monday, commenting on Poland's introduction of the US-made Patriot anti-missile system.
Poland is starting price negotiations with the US regarding the purchase of 800 Hellfire missiles, Polish defence minister has announced.
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first consignment of PAC-3 MSE missiles to Poland to be used with Patriot air-defence systems, the company announced on Thursday.
Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has told the World Economic Forum in Davos he was afraid Russia was preparing a new offensive in Ukraine so it was necessary to provide additional support to Kyiv with modern tanks and missiles.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, said on Monday that his country would consider accepting the Patriot air defence units from Germany if Berlin decides not to transfer them to Ukraine as requested by Warsaw.
Germany's plans to deploy Patriot missiles in Poland may be the first step in a bigger defence aid programme for Poland, the German ambassador to Poland said on Monday.
The presidents of the European Council and the European Commission have expressed alarm at the news of a blast having killed people on Polish territory and extended words of support for Poland.