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    Poland is determined to place a supply order for eight Patriot surface-to-air missile systems with the US government.

    WARSAW (Sputnik) — Poland's Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz announced on Wednesday his decision to place a supply order for eight Patriot surface-to-air missile systems with the US government.

    "Poland will get eight Patriot systems, two of which will arrive in Poland as early as in 2019," Macierewicz said, as quoted by the Telewizja Polska broadcaster.

    The deal provides that at least half of the revenue from the Patriot systems sale will be invested in Polish military production, Macierewicz added.

    In 2015, the Polish government approved the procurement of US Patriot systems. The supply contract is estimated at $4.3 billion. The first two systems are due to arrive in Poland no later than three years after the contract is signed.

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