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Technical modernisation and collective defence as a countermeasure against Russian militarism

Deepening military cooperation, NATO collective training and exercises as well as interoperability of military aircraft are the main tasks for air force of the Alliance’s border states – these are the main conclusions from the last ‘Pulaski Security Briefing’ dedicated to the development of the NATO air force. Among participants of the debate were defence attachés from NATO member states – col. Jan Østrup-Møller from Denmark, col. Øivind Oland Christensen from Norway, col. José María Martínez Cortés from Spain, col. Romeo Tăbîrcă from Romania and lt. col. Rimantas Jarmalavičius from Lithuania – as well as representative of Israel col. David Mizrachin and defence attaché of Sweden col. Claes Nilsson. NATO […]


Russian combat aviation – how to defend ourselves?

Sanctions imposed by the European Union and the United States as well as the disadvantageous economic situation have not prevented Russia from implementing priority projects of the State Armaments Program for 2011-2020 (rus. GPW 2020). Despite the technical difficulties related to the development of the T-50 air superiority fighter, Russia is consequently strengthening the combat capabilities of their Air Force by introducing modern Su-35S fighters and Su-34 multirole tactical bombers – these are the main conclusions from the upcoming ‘Pulaski Security Briefings’. The main subject of the debate, moderated by Robert Cheda (expert of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation on the Armed Forces and Intelligence of the Russian Federation), was the […]


Russian missile system as a threat to security of Poland

Introduction of the “Wisła” air defense system might not significantly decrease the threat of Russian short-range ballistic missile system Iskander-M due to the technological gaps of the air defense systems which are currently under consideration within procurement process for a new missile defense system in Poland – according to Dr. Karl J. Dahlem, Senior Expert on Air Defense in MBDA Germany, it is the most important challenge in terms of modernization of the Polish Armed Forces. German expert was a guest of honour of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation during the seminar titled ‘Russian ballistic missile capabilities: threats to Poland and required solutions’ that took place 17th April 2015. Without reference […]


Threatened governmental goals with regards to the modernisation of the Polish Armed Forces

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation published the following report: “Polish Defence Industry and the Defence Procurement System and Programme of Technical Modernisation of the Polish Armed Forces. Analysis and Recommendations”, by Małgorzata Darowska and Maciej Olex –Szczytowski. The authors suggest the application of possible changes to the defence procurement system that would result in the Polish industry participating in the Modernisation Plan of the Polish Armed Forces to the extent intended by the government. The analysis of the economic and legal conditions indicates that the existing defence procurement system  is counterproductive to the implementation of the Programme of Technical Modernisation of the Armed Forces in terms of the participation of the […]


Missile Defence Meeting in Casimir Pulaski Foundation

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation held a meeting on Missile Defence on 27 February 2014. The guest of honour of Pulaski Security Briefing was Lt. Gen. Patrick O’Reilly, former Director of the U.S. Missile Defence Agency at the United States Department of Defence, responsible for Polish-American negotiations concerning deployment of elements of the ground-based missile defence system in Poland, currently a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. Representatives of the National Security Bureau, the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), the Government Centre for Security, and the Casmir Pulaski Foundation were among the invitees. The participants discussed both technical and political issues, including the recent Polish-American negotiations on Anti-ballistic Missile Defence […]


The role of the new Member States in the developing of the EU’s Eastern agenda in the years 2004-2007 – perceptions of EU officials

Nr 1 September 2008. Author: Katarzyna Pisarska The report tries to assess the influence of EU’s new Member States from Central Europe on the European Union’s Eastern policy in the years 2004-2007. It is based on the results of a mixed method study conducted in 2007 and 2008 among 60 EU officials (both desk officers and national diplomats) dealing with Eastern policy issues either in the European Commission and the Council of the European Union. The report answers questions concerning the types of developments happening on the EU agenda in the years 2004-2007, the major factors provoking these changes, and the role of new Member States, including Poland, in the forming […]



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