"This year, we want to sign a contract on air defense program Wisla. The US side agreed that over 50 percent of the [anti-aircraft missile systems] production stipulated by the contract will be done by the Polish military-industrial complex, which is unprecedented," Anthony Macierewicz said, as broadcast by local television channels.
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.
The Wisla (Vistula) program aims at modernizing Poland’s system of aircraft and missile defense by purchasing short- and medium-range anti-aircraft missiles.