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Poland signs $735mn missile contract with US

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WARSAW: Poland has signed a $735 million contract with the US for the supply of JASSM-ER missiles, Defence Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said on Tuesday, as the country spends heavily to bolster its armed forces since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Warsaw is spending around 4% of its gross domestic product on defence this year and last week announced an agreement with the US for the delivery of a $960 million airspace reconnaissance system to monitor the north-eastern borders.

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“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.

The missiles have a range of around 1,000 kilometres, according to the defence ministry.

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