On the 12th of October, Polish PM Beata Szydlo mentioned the possibility of new investment projects with France after the country axed a multi-billion order for Airbus military helicopters.

Poland’s decision to acquire 50 helicopters from Airbus for $3.5 billion was made by the previous centrist government in 2015, but on the 4th of October, 2016, the Ministry of Defense announced scrapping the deal. Representatives of Law and Justice party-led Cabinet have commented that the French offer did not fulfill Poland’s safety needs .

Szydlo is reported to have said that France’s foreign minister will be offered new cooperation proposals regarding the purchase of other military equipment. The official visit is planned by the French side in the near future.

In the beginning of October, the Polish government decided to scrap the purchase deal of 50 Caracal helicopters, which was agreed upon by the previous Cabinet.