Sabre-Rattling Soars: Poland Buys US Patriot Air Defense System, Gold Pops

Surely Polish taxpayers will be happy to pay $9 billion for a missile defense system.


20150421_patrioty_0

Sabre-Rattling Soars: Poland Buys US Patriot Air Defense System, Gold Pops (ZeroHedge, April 21, 2015)

Just days after Russia lifts sanctions on Iran and prepares to send its S-300 missile defense system, it appears Washington has retaliated. As TASS reports, Poland – on Russia’s doorstep – has decided to buy the US Patriot air-defense system (made by Raytheon) for a total cost of around $9bn: “The US proposal has been found to be more profitable from the viewpoint of Poland’s security and implementation of commitments within NATO framework.” Washington, keen to ensure Warsaw signed up with Raytheon, has decided to loan Poland a battery of Patriots until the deal is signed.

Leave a Comment