Locked content Orbán in Warsaw: The EU should set a joint European army

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, in Warsaw on Friday, announced that the European Union should start setting up a joint European army, claiming that security should be a priority for Europe. “We should list the issue of security as a priority, and we should start setting up a common Euro...

Poland to send up to 210 troops to fight against ISIS

Poland will send two military contingents of up to 210 soldiers and deploy four F-16 combat planes in a reconnaissance role to Kuwait and Iraq to fight against the so-called Islamic State, Paweł Soloch, head of the National Security Bureau said.

Locked content Poland to spend PLN 120-130 bln on defense in 6-8 years

Poland is set to spend around PLN 120-130 billion on its defense policy in the coming six to eight years, deputy Prime Minister and Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in parliament. “In the coming six-eight years we, the Polish state, plan to spend PLN 120-130 bln on defense policy,&...

Locked content Poland operate biggest military maneuvers

Seven thousand soldiers and seven hundred tanks and combat vehicles will take part in Dragon 15, the Polish Army’s  biggest military maneuvers this year. Soldiers from the British, American, German and US armies will train along with Polish troops on a military compound in Orzysze. Internation...

Locked content Locations selected for US weapon bases in Poland

Poland and the US have made a final decision concerning the placement of US army weapons in Poland, the Polish Ministry of the Defense informed in a statement. The locations are the following: Łask Air Force Base, the Ground troops training center in Drawsko Pomorskie and military complexes in Skwie...

Locked content Poland may buy submarines jointly with other NATO members

Czesław Mroczek, deputy Defense Minister, has said that Poland may buy submarines jointly with Norway or the Netherlands in order to cut costs. The ministry had planned to buy three submarines, but a tender was postponed due to the ministry’s decision to change the contract specification to ar...

Locked content US weapon bases in Poland in 2016

Minister of Defense Tomasz Siemoniak told the Polish Press Agency (PAP) that talks on placing US army weapon bases are in the decisive phase and it is expected that they arrive in Poland mid-2016. “After talks with our US partners we chose two places for bases of heavy equipment from the US Ar...

Locked content President signs act on military expenditures

Outgoing President Bronisław Komorowski has signed an act that increases army spending to two percent of the GDP, starting in 2016. Currently Poland’s military expenditures stand at 1.95 percent of GDP, which translated into PLN 32 billion last year. According to the Ministry of Defense, when ...

Bulgaria to service fighter jets in Poland

Bulgaria seeks to cut dependence on Russia and will sign a deal with Poland to service MiG 29 fighter jets, maintained until now in Russia, Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev was quoted as saying by Reuters.