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Poland, under a $signed 4.75 billion to buy deal with the United States on Wednesday, Patriot air defense missile system, how it looks and to strengthen the defenses against a resurgent Russia.

President Andrzej Duda described the state-of-the-art anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems, as “historic” for his country and its armed forces.

“There’s been a lot said money, but we also know from our historical experience, that the safety has no price,” Duda.

The defence deal is the largest in Poland in almost 30 years.

The system is compatible with the technology, said of NATO and US troops in Poland, residents, Duda. It includes 16 starters, four radar systems and the latest fire control system.

s of the system in Poland is a boost for the country’s defense industry.

U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones called the deal a milestone that brings the NATO member in a family of 15 countries on the Patriot system for air space security.

“We are allies forever,” Jones.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said that the Patriot system will increase security in Poland and the surrounding region in an “unprecedented manner.”

On the NATO Eastern flank, Poland is a modernization of defense systems, and the modernization of its military, the reach is the highest Western standards to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.

Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed the document at an arms factory in Warsaw.

 

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