Poland requests multi-billion-euro Patriot missile system

US troops demonstrate a launching station of the Patriot air and missile defence system at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland in 2015Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz on Tuesday said he had approached the US defence firm Raytheon about buying the Patriot missile system. “Today, I signed the decision to address a letter of request to the US government and the firm Raytheon in regard to ordering the Patriot system,” Macierewicz told reporters. Macierewicz, who was speaking on the sidelines of an arms fair in the southern city of Kielce, did not mention any price tag for the deal.

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