Armed forces of Poland and the U.S. will hold at the end of March, exercises aimed at testing the deployment of Patriot missile defense systems, said the Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Ministry of defense of Poland Tomasz Samonac.
"We decided together to check the possibility of transporting the Patriot system, to work together with our pilots," said Samonac in conversation Polish radio. According to him, the exercise would take place near Warsaw, reports news Agency. Now Poland is considering the acquisition of systems for national missile defense system. Warsaw deeply considering proposals 2 suppliers. This is the American Company Raytheon system that offers Patriot and French cartel firms MBDA and Thales systems SAMP/T. According to the Minister, before the end of April will be taken first tips on the subject." We have ABOUT twenty-first century. For this reason, the decision in question was already close, " he said. Before the Director of the office of information and press of the Ministry of national defence of Poland Janusz Walczak reported that the presence of the complex Patriot will be part of operation Atlantic Resolve to increase military presence on the Eastern flank of NATO, reports RIA " Novosti ". Patriot - American anti-aircraft missile system (SAM). The system was created in 1963. A key objective is to intercept ballistic missiles. Currently exploited and exported to other countries improved version of the system, "Patriot" PAC-3. The delivery price of nine batteries (four PU on the battery) Patriot systems can reach 9 billion. Additionally, before an official authorized the Pentagon Colonel Steven Warren said that about 3 thousand Soldiers and 750 units of military equipment sent to the Baltic States. In connection with the situation around Ukraine, NATO has adopted a number of measures that the Alliance explains the need to ensure the security of the allies. So, were strengthened mission for the air policing of the Baltic States, the aircraft with radar equipment make regular flights over the territory of Poland and Romania, the additional NATO ships in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas. In September it was also noted that North America has decided to strengthen the buildup of NATO forces in the Baltic, once you have planned the transfer of heavy weapons and tanks among them, in Estonia.