Poland signs $735M deal with US for supply of missiles, defense minister says

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  • Poland has signed a $735 million contract with the U.S. for JASSM-ER missiles.
  • The missiles have a range of around 621 miles, according to the Polish defense ministry.
  • Poland recently agreed with the U.S. on a $960 million airspace reconnaissance system to monitor its northeastern borders.

Poland has signed a $735 million contract with the U.S. for the supply of JASSM-ER missiles, Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said on Tuesday.

The country is spending heavily to bolster its armed forces since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Warsaw is spending around 4% of its gross domestic product on defense this year and last week announced an agreement with the U.S.

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This is for the delivery of a $960 million airspace reconnaissance system to monitor the northeastern borders.

Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz

Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz is seen on March 31, 2018, in Krakow, Poland. The country has signed a $735 million contract with the U.S. for the supply of JASSM-ER missiles, Kosiniak-Kamysz said on Tuesday. (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Today we have signed a contract worth $735 million, another multi-million dollar contract, for the purchase of air-to-surface missiles,” Kosiniak-Kamysz told a news conference on Tuesday.

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The missiles have a range of around 621 miles, according to the defense ministry.



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