Polish MoD signs EUR 43 bln armed forces modernisation plan

2019-02-28 12:58 update: 2019-02-28, 21:12
Photo PAP/Jakub Kamiński
Photo PAP/Jakub Kamiński
Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak on Thursday signed the Polish Armed Forces Technical Modernisation Plan Until 2026, which is worth PLN 185 bln (EUR 43 bln). Generally, new equipment is to be deployed in Poland's east.

At a press conference in Warsaw, Mariusz Błaszczak said it is one of the most important plans affecting the development of the Polish armed forces.

The current plan is worth PLN 45 bln (EUR 10.4 bln) more than the previous one, Błaszczak stressed. "It is a record plan in terms of its value," he said.

"In principle," the modern equipment will strengthen the country's eastern flank, the minister said, recalling that he had already established a fourth division that will operate in the east.

"The strengthening of the eastern flank is aimed to bolster the Polish Armed Forces, but it also constitutes a meaningful strengthening of NATO's eastern flank," Błaszczak said. (PAP)