Poland asks for US military transport aircraft and anti-tank missiles

Warsaw is boosting military cooperation with Washington after it has requested extra weapons and automobiles as a part of its plan to purchase 60 launchers and round 185 missiles.

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak introduced that his nation has filed two letters of request to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency to obtain FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile programs and 5 C-130H Hercules transport aircraft for its Territorial Defense Forces, in line with DefenseInformation.

The request comes as Washington makes headway in sending its military to Poland. Just final week, Blaszczak introduced that the 2 nations had agreed on six areas inside Poland for the longer term stationing of 1,000 new non-permanent US troops. Warsaw has supplied to increase not less than $2 billion for the development of a brand new US base in Poland as a part of efforts dubbed “Fort Trump”.

Warsaw additionally signed a joint declaration with Washington this week for the availability of 5G expertise – a transfer seemingly aimed in opposition to the Chinese agency, Huawei, which the Trump administration describes as a possible safety menace in league with Beijing. Meanwhile, different European allies resembling Germany argue that there is no such thing as a proof of suspicious habits from Huawei, and the corporate is able to share its supply code so as to alleviate any current considerations.

Poland has been wooing the US for a while as a part of an ongoing effort to counter a perceived “Russian threat.” Russia, for its half, regards Poland’s arms build-up as a menace to stability in Europe.