Armed Forces

Germany And Poland Enhance Cooperation Of The Air Forces

German and Polish Ministers of Defence have signed a letter of intent, regarding the enhanced cooperation of the air forces.

According to the press release issued by the Polish Ministry of Defence, Ministers of Defence of Poland and Germany took place on Monday, 27th April in Warsaw. The meeting was organized within the framework of Polish-German intergovernmental consultations. Tomasz Siemoniak, the Polish Minister of Defence, along with Ursula von der Leyen, who works at the position of Minister of Defence in Germany, have signed a letter of intent, regarding the enhanced cooperation of the air forces. Both Parties mutually agreed that the signed memorandum will make it possible to deepen the degree of cooperation, which – as it happened in case of the land forces and the navies – will make the relations and experience exchange between the formations more dynamic.

The issue of the NATO summit in Wales was also mentioned during the talks, with a particular emphasis placed on implementation of the Readiness Action Plan (RAP). The discussion also covered the way in which the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) is going to work, along with the creation of the NATO Force Integration Units (NFIU), being formed in Europe. The NFIUs are going to be responsible for implementation of the allied reinforcement of the NATO’s Eastern Flank.

Finally, tasks and role which are to be undertaken by the NATO Multinational Corps Northeast. According to the memorandum made by the Ministries of Defence of Denmark, Germany and Poland, concluded during the NATO summit, back in September 2014, the Szczecin-based unit going to change its structure and be transformed into a high-combat-readiness command.