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Brief. Poland buys US Patriot anti-missile system

Purchase of EUR 3.8 bn

The € 3.8 billion contract for the purchase of the new American Patriot anti-missile system has been signed today by Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak. The agreement could sanction the start of a new arms race, rising to new contrasts with Russia. As the minister said: "Today we sign a contract for the delivery of a modern system that has proved to be valid in many countries and thanks to which we can join the group of elite States with an effective weapon to guarantee security". First deliveries will probably arrive in 2022.

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