Alexey Bogdanovsky. The head of the U.S. Department of defense Ashton Carter and the head of the Ministry of defense of Poland Tomasz Samonac met Tuesday in Washington, discussed the security issues and NATO, Ukraine and arms purchases, said the U.S. Department of defense.
"Minister Carter met with Polish defense Minister Semenyaka at the Pentagon to discuss important issues of transatlantic security, and among them the Russian Federation and Ukraine, safeguards activities of Poland's security from U.S. and NATO military cooperation, the U.S. and Poland," said the U.S. Department of defense.
for example, they discussed "cooperation on safeguards allies and strengthen the deterrent capabilities of NATO" - under this wording in NATO traditionally involve the containment of Russia. Carter thanked Semenyaka for help in Afghanistan, in the battle with Islamic state and for the purchase of the Patriot, which Poland announced Tuesday.
"Carter supported the decision of Poland to purchase the Patriot air defense system and expressed gratitude to the Minister Semenyaka for the post of Poland about the fact that it will increase defence spending to 2% of GDP and upgrade defense ", - is informed in the report of the Pentagon. Also, the Ministers summed up the promotion of the project for placement of missile defense system Aegis Ashore in redzikowo.
The Polish government on Tuesday officially approved the purchase of the Ministry of defence anti-aircraft missile complexes Patriot American production. It is expected that the contract for the purchase of the Patriot will be signed in 2016.
for three years after the signing of the American supplier shall provide Poland with two batteries one of the available versions. Target configuration with radar should appear in Poland in 2022-2025. The contract price is defined in 16 billion PLN (about 4. 3 billion dollars).