Poland to spend PLN 100bn on defense - report
October 23, 2012
Poland plans to spend nearly PLN 100 billion on the modernization of the army in the coming 10 years, the daily Rzeczpospolita writes after Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak revealed some details of the planned purchases at a conference on Friday.
Among others, a tender worth about PLN 10 billion for the purchase of 70 helicopters is to be prepared by end-2012, while attack helicopters will be bought after 2018.
Poland is also mulling an acquisition of submarines as the prices are declining amidst the global crisis, the minister said.
PLN 10-14 billion could be plowed into anti-missile equipment, while PLN 2-3 billion could go towards the purchase of 83 drones.