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US welcomes Poland's plans to buy Patriot missiles

US troops from the 5th Battalion of the 7th Air Defense Regiment emplace a launching station of the Patriot air and missile defence system at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland, as part of a joint exercise on March 21, 2015The United States welcomed Tuesday news that Poland is planning to buy the US-made Patriot missile system in an unprecedented revamp of its military in a deal worth up to $5 billion. “Poland is a stalwart NATO ally, and its defense modernization program… directly fortifies the military strength of the alliance,” State Department acting spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. Amid heightened tensions with neighboring Russia, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski announced earlier that Warsaw would hold exclusive talks with Washington on the multibillion-euro air defense contract for the system built by Raytheon. “Economic diplomacy in support of American companies and workers is a centerpiece of our international agenda, and Raytheon’s selection reflects a coordinated advocacy approach by the Departments of State, Commerce and Defense,” Harf added.

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