Poland is becoming America’s key NATO ally​
The National Interest
February 20, 2020

Following Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and invasion of eastern Ukraine, the U.S. began a process of returning military forces to Europe and pressing its NATO allies to increase their defense expenditures and armed forces. 

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The F-35 Will Revolutionize the Polish Airforce
The National Interest
January 23, 2020

In September 2019, the State Department approved a $6.5 billion deal to sell Poland thirty-two F-35A Lightning II stealth jets, along with training and maintenance packages. Poland’s intention to procure F-35s for its Harpia fighter program had been evident earlier in 2019.

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Polish Navy seeks Multi-Role Helicopters
Defense24.com
January 7, 2020

The Armament Inspectorate announced that a technical dialogue has been launched with regards to a “Multi-role [Naval] Embarked Helicopter for the Polish Navy”. Most probably the aircraft would operate from the OHP frigates and ORP Ślązak patrol vessel.

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Poland to spend USD 133 Billion on Modernization of the Armed Forces. New F-16 To Be Ordered
Defense24.com
October 14, 2019

Head of the Polish Ministry of Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, signed a new Technical Modernization Plan for the period 2021-2035, also covering the year 2020.

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Not Just F-35s: Poland Has Big Plans to Prepare for a War with Russia​​
NationalInterest.org
September 14, 2019

In September 2019, the State Department approved a $6.5 billion deal to sell Poland thirty-two F-35A Lightning II stealth jets, as well as training and maintenance packages. The deal awaits only likely congressional approval.

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Poland and USA Guarantee Peace in Europe - US Ambassador​
NYTimes
July 8, 2019

Poland and the United States are leaders when it comes to guaranteeing peace in Europe, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher said on Monday in Giżycko (northeastern Poland), where she was attending a Polish-American military picnic.

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Poland plans to buy 32 F-35A fighters: minister
Reuters
May 28, 2019

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland plans to buy 32 Lockheed Martin F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets, Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said on Tuesday, amid the growing assertiveness of neighbour Russia.

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 In Eastern Europe, U.S. Military Girds Against Russian Might and Manipulation
NYTimes
June 27, 2018

Soon after a United States Army convoy crossed Poland’s border into Lithuania during a major military exercise this month, two very strange things happened. First, four Army Stryker armored vehicles collided, sending 15 soldiers to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Poland to sign deal to buy U.S. Patriot air defense systems, bolstering defenses against Russia
Associated Press
March 27, 2018

Poland says it will sign a deal Wednesday to purchase U.S. air defense Patriot missile systems as it seeks bolster its defense against a resurgent Russia

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Polish president signs defence spending boost into law - National 
IAR
October 23, 2017

Under the plan, the Polish army is to be expanded to 200,000 troops, including 150,000 professionals and 50,000 from a new Territorial Defence Force.

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Poland to allocate additional $55 bllion on defense by 2032: deputy minister
Reuters
August 23, 2017

Russia’s Zapad military exercises next month in Belarus and western Russia, the largest in years, have raised concerns fortheirlack of transparency, with NATO worried the official number of troops participating might be understated.

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Poland plans Trump-era defense spending splurge 
Reuters
June 16, 2017

Poland’s new plans to nearly double defense spending and add a further 100,000 personnel to its armed forces seem, on paper, to be just what NATO allies need to counter U.S. President Donald Trump’s charge that Europe does not pay enough for its security.

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Poland to sign deal to buy U.S. Patriot air defense systems, bolstering defenses against Russia
Associated Press
March 27, 2018

Poland says it will sign a deal Wednesday to purchase U.S. air defense Patriot missile systems as it seeks bolster its defense against a resurgent Russia

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