: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Poland buys US Patriot anti-missile system for US$4.8b

WARSAW: Poland signed on Wednesday a $4.75 billion (RM10.33 billion) contract to purchase a US-made Patriot anti-missile system, a move that is likely to irk Russia as East-West tensions rise.
The weapons deal is the largest-ever by NATO-member Poland. The first deliveries are expected in 2022 with the system due to become operational a year later.
The Patriot is a mobile air-defence system made by US defence firm Raytheon with elements from aerospace firms Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman. It is designed to intercept tactical ballistic missiles, low-flying cruise missiles and aircraft.
Moscow has complained about the prospect of the deployment of Patriot …read more

Source: theSun

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