Towards the sale of Patriot missiles to Poland


© Reuters. TOWARDS THE SALE OF PATRIOT MISSILES TO POLAND

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The u.s. State department has approved the possible sale to Poland by the u.s. company Raytheon defense systems Patriot, a contract of a value of $ 10.5 billion, announced on Friday the Pentagon.

Poland, who is a member of Nato, undertook a modernization of its military arsenal, extending up to 2023, after the annexation of Crimea by Russia in march 2014.

President Donald Trump travelled to Warsaw in July.

The first of these eight launches-Patriot missiles should be delivered two years after the signing of the contract, announced in march the Polish minister of Defense, Antoni Macierewicz.

(Writing from Washington, Gilles Trequesser for the French service)

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