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    NATO Triples Investment in Polish Military, 2017 Support Program to Reach $57Mln

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    The budget of the NATO Security Investment Programme for Poland this year will be three times as much as in 2016, a source in the Polish Defense Ministry told the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita on Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the source, in 2017 NATO will invest $57.1 million in the Polish military compared with $17 million in 2016 and $29.5 million in 2015.

    The funds will be allocated to the renovation of military airports, modernization of communication system infrastructure and military equipment as well as building of fuel depots.

    Poland is one of the few European members of NATO that spend 2 percent or more of their GDP on defense industry. The country plans to spend $15 billion by 2022 on its military.

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