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POLISH NATIONAL ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

 

For the Fourth Polish Republic, the three weeks following her new-found sovereignty would be a busy time for political activists, parties, voting registrars, and the Interim Government. Members of the Polish Independence Front, mainly comprised of the younger generation, which had been instrumental in bringing together the Polska Rada Niepodległości, were busy as well. The Polish Independence Front was mainly connected through a highly organized social media campaign, and was bent on getting out the vote. Although individuals within the group had their own political ideas and thoughts, the group was bound together by the idea of a free, democratic state, and part of their platform had promised from the beginning to get every generation and everyone who could vote, out to vote in the national elections.

 

This would make for a bit of a headache for the Polish Elections Commission, whose volunteers would face droves of individuals who would come out to vote in the national and municipal elections. Polling stations would be swamped with people who came out to vote, many employers would declare a holiday and driven by the fervent patriotism stoked by the Polish Independence Front, would ardently tell their employers to go vote. Most who didn't close their doors would allow their workers to go to polling stations throughout the day, very few were opposed to it, and many urged them to do so. The passion of the young people of the Polish Independence Front was astounding to many, and few had seen such organized fervent patriotism in so long, it was uplifting and optimistic, something everyone could appreciate.

 

Polling stations across the country would continue to serve voters late into the night, many finally closing around twenty-two hundred hours, two to three hours later than planned. As per directed by the Polish Elections Commission, any international election observers would be allowed to view the goings-on, so that the validity of the election could be affirmed. After the polling stations finally closed, the Polish Election Commission would go to work on counting ballots across the entire country.

 

The main race to watch would be the Solidarity Movement, led by the Interim First Councillor Lech Sikorski, a group of center-rightists, many of whom had formed the interim government, and the social democrats of the Social Freedom Party, led by a former Mayor of Warsaw, Franz Anders. Supporters of both parties, and ordinary citizens would stay up late that night, many assembling in parks to celebrate the beginning of formal Polish politics, many waiting for the election results with baited breath. By the end of the night, it would be the well-organized Solidarity Movement, which would be the front-runner, with fifty-three percent of the vote, with the Social Freedom Party garnering thirty-six percent of the vote. The rest of the vote going to smaller parties, mainly ones who sat at political extremes or had less organization or had more local support in one or two areas.

 

Celebrations would break out throughout many Polish metropolitan areas at the victory, and some just celebrating that Poland had confirmed a new government. Some homegrown social media sites would experience near-shutdown conditions on their servers as people would flood profiles and the airwaves with chatter and activity.

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National Government Sets out the 'Five Point Plan'

 

With the new ascension of Lech Sikorski to President, the National Government has set out what it is calling the 'Five Point Plan'. This is to highlight key factors which the government believes to be important to the success of the Fourth Republic.

 

  • Economics - In the spirit of free market economics, the government of the Fourth Republic has pledged that free enterprise and entrepreneurship are key tenets to the Polish Economy. To ensure that this is a successful venture, the government will take it upon itself to install controls to the market to ensure financial or economic missteps by a small group of countries does not visit disaster upon the nation's stock and financial sectors. This will include deposit insurances, regulatory commissions, anti-fraud regimes, and some protectionist features to manipulate the economy if needed.
     
  • Social Services - To ensure adequate healthcare for the sick and injured, the government of Poland shall establish a national healthcare system to ensure the best care is afforded to all citizens, young and old. This will include a national government insurance regime that will provide citizens with a certain rate to cover healthcare expenses, depending on a tax bracket. Welfare and unemployment are to be provided to the sick and those out of work, along with employment assistance programs that will help seek out jobs for those out of work. The government will also set to work on the construction of community centers that will service individuals within neighborhoods or towns, providing nutritionists, fitness planners, and educational staff to better ensure the health of the people.

    As per government regulations, all citizens, unless allergic to certain fluids, will be required to get vaccines for major degenerative illnesses, as well as common flu strains, smallpox, et cetera.
     
  • Education - In an effort to provide the best education to the Polish youth, the government reaffirms its commitment to students at all levels of school. To better facilitate education, the national government will cap tuition fees on an institution-by-institution basis, to ensure such costs do not reflect what is truly needed. This will be on top of government subsidies that will be afforded to universities and technical schools which serve the public.

    All schools will be required to conform to government standards of facilitating multiple ways of learning, to ensure that every student can get the maximum use from their time in the classroom. Parents will be required to go to quarterly assessments of their children, where teachers and parents will be able to talk about strengths and weaknesses of their children in school. It is the belief of the Polish government that successful education starts at home, and ensuring that parents are making a satisfactory effort to help facilitate learning is a must.
     
  • Foreign Policy - The government of Poland will develop a robust foreign policy to meet the demands of a challenging world abroad. This will include working with its neighbors to ensure the peace, prosperity, and stability of Poland, and by extension, Europe. This will require the Polish Foreign Ministry to go beyond the borders of Europe, and develop relationships with other nations to secure such prosperity and peace. At its core, Poland is a peaceful nation, and its foreign policy will always reflect that, and that a robust foreign policy will be for the betterment of its citizens in ensuring stability and prosperity.
     
  • Security - The government of Poland recognizes the need, in a world that has uncertainty that could be lurking right around the corner, that a strong security apparatus is needed to ensure the safety of the nation. As such, the Fourth Republic shall develop a robust internal security apparatus, comprising multiple entities built around the Ministry for Internal Affairs, to ensure the rule of law and order. To guard against external threats, the Ministry of Defense, and the newly-formed Polish Land Forces (Wojska Lądowe), Polish Air Force (Siły Powietrzne), and Polish Special Forces (Wojska Specjalne) will work together to neutralize and protect Poland's interests and sovereignty.
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As part of ongoing efforts to provide for the safety and security of Poland, as well as fulfill Point Five (Security), of the 'Five Points Plan', the Polish Defense Ministry has allotted funding for the creation of operational units within the Land Forces. To provide for the defense of the nation, and her national interests, the Defense Ministry has allowed for the provision to create fourteen brigades of troops. These units will include armored formations, as well as mechanized, air assault, and light infantry formations, that are to provide a flexible force of units to draw from. These units will be supplemented by specialized units to support the Land Forces, including, but not limited to artillery, engineers, logistical, command and control, electronic warfare, air defense artillery, riverine, and maintenance formations.

 

Provisions are also in place to provide funding for a reinforced-brigade sized formation of Special Forces, which fall under their own branch of the armed forces. This will include Tier 1 & 2 Special Operations Forces, specializing in direct action, reconnaissance, covert operations, psychological operations, infiltration, and mentoring units. Operators within the Wojska Specjalne (Special Troops), will be proficient in a variety of roles, and will be drawn from candidates from both the Land and Air Forces.

 

To provide defense of airspace and aerial sovereignty, the Polish Air Force (Siły Powietrzne), have also been allotted funding by the Defense Ministry that will see an initial force of twenty reinforced squadrons of non-rotary wing aircraft raised. Of these twenty squadrons, ten squadrons will be made up of sixteen interceptor or multirole fighter aircraft, with research pending for aircraft to be used. Four squadrons will be made up of twelve tactical strike aircraft, with strategic regional strike capabilities, whilst being able to double as missile trucks, current designs are forthcoming. A reinforced squadron of attack and surveillance drones will be raised, with designs pending. A reinforced squadron will respectively be given to both supporting special operations forces, as well as be dedicated to electronic warfare and psychological warfare. The remaining squadrons will be dedicated to air-to-air refueling, liaison, tactical and light strategic airlift duties, with airborne assault capabilities.

 

Furthermore, the Air Force is charged with the dedicated early warning against threats to the airspace of the Fourth Republic, and will be in charge of tasking appropriate forces to meet any challenges faced. This will include surface-to-air assets, as well as overseeing the deployment and operation of all early warning systems, and coordination between these assets. The Air Force will work with the Army in coordinating any national defense strategy, with defense against both aerial, and strategic strikes considered in any designs as the armed services develop into a robust, combined arms force.

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As part of Points Four and Five of the Fourth Republic's Five Point Plan, the Polish Defense Ministry, in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry, has vowed to make ready a rapid reaction task force for UN Peacekeeping missions. As a joint civil-military venture, this standing task force will rotate a full battalion's worth of troops every six months, plus up to one hundred civilian contractors and/or government employees and will be trained for low-intensity conflict, disaster relief, and aid-to-the-civil authority missions. As a rapid reaction task force, the goal for the unit is to be able to have a third of its mission force deployed into anywhere in the world within seventy two hours of getting notice, utilizing whatever means necessary.

 

Known as the Polish Standing Contingency Task Force, the unit will be able to not only engage in armed patrols, but also in training, constabulary, search and rescue, liaison, logistics, medical evacuation duties, and many more roles. The formation of the unit, with an organized rotating allotment of staff and military personnel, is a testament to the Fourth Republic's willingness to take its duties within the United Nations quite seriously.

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While before Polish independence, the economy was far from ailing, it was suffering from the lack of a central government to help provide oversight to the economy and policies associated it. The economy had been a hot topic in the minds of both the independence council, the interim government, and now the newly-formed Sikorsky government. Although it had been decided early on that the country would follow laisez-faire economic policies, it was realized that the government would have to provide some direction to the economy as it came to power. This was to build the basis for a strong economy in the long term, while the government would ease of economic policies that would eventually lead to the government having a relatively hands-off approach to the economy.

 

The initial 'hands-on' policy that the government took, as soon as Sikorsky took power, was to introduce some protectionism to help limit some outside competition to Polish companies as the country took its sovereignty. Relying on the foresight of leading economists in the country, the government was certain that the country would have certain economic sectors that would be more important than others. Heavy industry and manufacturing, that being turning raw materials into usable goods, a strong agribusiness industry, electronics, aerospace products, natural gas production, as well as a variety of service-related industries would be quite important to Poland in the long run.

 

To foster development in these sectors, some tax reforms would be introduced to help provide some relief to these sectors, while Polish products in these sectors would be championed. The government would also provide some insight to these sectors by sitting down with major Polish corporations to set up short and long term goals for the companies to adhere themselves to. These meetings would stress the use of new technology in production methods, whilst also focusing on growth, worker development, but on a measured scale, so as to not outgrow boundaries, and also take into account the future of foreign competition within the nation.

 

Energy would be a key factor in this equation, and being able to power the Polish economy independent of outside assistance was something the government was nearly obsessed about. To that end, new study groups would be formed to assess what possibilities could be utilized in this endeavor.

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To: All Major International Defense Contractors

From: Polish Ministry of Defense (PMOD) - Office of Procurement and Strategic Planning

 

Subj: Tactical/Strategic Airlifter Bid Invitation

 

To whom it may concern,

 

It is my pleasure to announce that in cooperation with the Polish Air Force, the Polish Air Force Reserve, and the permission of the Polish Senate and Sejm, that Poland announces its intent to bid internationally on two specific aircraft types. The intent of this project is to bid on two separate items, and it may very well be that one country is awarded one bid for one type of aircraft, while another bidder may very well get the other. This competitive bidding process will take into account the cost of each aircraft, but also performance and adherence to the terms of the bid itself, there is a 'no-go' cost for these aircraft imposed by the PMOD Budgeting Office, where an aircraft will be deemed to high a price to be considered for purchase.

 

That said, the following bid items are the two types of aircraft in question, and the capabilities that these aircraft require to be able to be considered for purchase;

 

Tactical Transport Aircraft Bid - Thirty-two Units

 

  • Minimum 20,000kg Safe Payload
  • Rear loading ramp (allows for vehicle transport/access)
  • Four Engine Turboprop
  • 3,000 NMi Minimum Range (with Useful Payload/Without Air-to-air Refueling)
  • Air-to-air refueling capability
  • Paratroop Capability (at least one hundred per load)
  • Cruise Speed 375 Miles Per Hour Minimum
  • One thousand meter takeoff minimum (with Useful Payload/unimproved takeoff surface)
  • System Sovereignty [aircraft must be free of tracking devices (beyond normal safety features), system loopholes that allow foreign interference, or equipment that requires contractor intervention to work on]
  • Airframe must be designed for stresses associated with modular mission work
  • 'Plug and Play' Electronics/Systems Capability
  • 'No-go' Price Ceiling - 245 Million Zloty (OOC: 3 Zloty = $1) per unit
  • Option for further sixteen units, priced at same rate per aircraft in contract
  • Per unit price must account for domestically-produced replacement parts (will be with license to be arranged in contract)

Tactical/Strategic Airlifter Aircraft Bid - Twelve Units

  • Minimum 75,000kg Safe Payload
  • Rear loading ramp (allows for vehicle transport/access)
  • Main Battle Tank Capable (70 Tons)
  • Four Turbofan Engines
  • 4,000 NMi Minimum Range (with Useful Payload/Without air-to-air refueling
  • Air-to-air refueling capability
  • Paratroop Capability
  • Cruise Speed 500 Miles Per Hour Minimum
  • Unimproved runway serviceability
  • System Sovereignty [aircraft must be free of tracking devices (beyond normal safety features), system loopholes that allow foreign interference, or equipment that requires contractor intervention to work on]
  • 'Plug and Play' Electronics/Systems Capability
  • 'No-go' Price Ceiling - 600 Million Zloty (OOC: 3 Zloty = $1) per unit
  • Option for further eight units, priced at same rate per aircraft in contract
  • Per unit price must account for domestically-produced replacement parts (will be with license to be arranged in contract)

The Fourth Republic notes that offers that cannot provide the terms above will be considered null and void. If aircraft are found in violation of contract terms, particularly system sovereignty where flight or electronic systems can be tampered with by outside interference, the contract will be considered void. This will result in immediate termination of contract, and any outstanding payments due will not be paid for services rendered or goods delivered.

 

We look forward to what applicants come up with for the bids, and developing an amicable relationship with all foreign corporations that could see our business in future contracts.

 

Best Regards

 

Helena Plock, COL PAF

Office of Procurement and Strategic Planning

Polish Ministry of Defense

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As part of fulfilling Fifth Point of the Five Points Program, the Polish Ministry of Defense has identified a series of projects that it will give primary focus to throughout the coming years. These are projects that are considered paramount to the defense of the nation, as well as defining the role of the military in any conflict that may arise. It is envisioned that these projects will maximize the capabilities of the Polish Armed Forces, while taking into account their scope and size as an organization. It is on that premise, the realization that Poland simply cannot afford a large scale military force, that it must get the best from what it has.

 

 

Polish Air Force Projects

  • Project Marzanna - High Performance Stealth Interceptor
  • Project Berkut - High Performance Multirole Stealth Fighter
  • Project Svarog - High Performance Tactical Strike Aircraft (strategic strike options)
  • Project Linebacker - Auxiliary Aircraft Procurement (transport, trainers, refueling, AWACS, EW, SEAD Support, etc.)
  • Project łowca - Rotary Wing Fleet Upgrades, Modernization, and Procurement
  • Project Eagle Eye - Integrated Polish Aerial Defense Systems (Joint with Land Forces - Radar, ADA, SAMs)
  • Project Homefront - Upgrades, Modernization of Polish Air Force Facilities
  • Project Immelmann - Advanced Aerial Combat and Combined Arms Curriculum Development

Polish Land Forces/Special Troops Projects

  • Project Anders - Mechanized Vehicle Development and Procurement Program (IFVs/APCs)
  • Project Piłsudski - Armored Vehicle Development and Procurement (MBT/TD)
  • Project Podstawy - Advanced Infantry Weapons Development
  • Project Grzmot - Polish Corps of Artillery Weapons Development (SP/Towed/BM/MRLS)
  • Project Policja - Low Intensity, Aid-to-Civil-Authority Operational Development
  • Project Sztorm - Conventional Warfare/Combined Arms Operational Development and Proficiency Training (Joint with Air Forces/Special troops)
  • Project Zbrojownia - Advanced Munitions and Smart Weapons Technology Integration (Joint with Air Forces/Special troops)
  • Project Ucho - Armed Forces Intelligence and Surveillance Technologies/Operations Development (Joint with civilian intelligence and security authorities)
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As part of the Fourth Republic's newest initiative to stimulate the economy, spearheaded by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, the Polish government announced that it would "work with private industries" to "improve the nation's infrastructure, both transportation and utilities" over the course of the next five years. This initiative would be specifically aimed at providing easy access to the worldwide internet, as well as making telecommunications "more affordable" and "more usable" for all Poles. Many Polish telecommunications companies have been constructively critical of the state of the Polish utilities infrastructure, and under the auspices of this program, nicknamed "Razem", or "Together", the government hopes to improve this sorely needed area of interest.

 

Planned upgrades will not only make mass internet access available to homes, it will also improve the country's phone signal quality, as well as bringing more high-definition signals to the fore. This move has also gained the support of the heavily-youth-driven Polish Independence Front, that utilized social media and access to the internet to both bring Poles out into the streets to support independence, and also vote in the first national elections. The introduction of fiber-optic cables throughout the Fourth Republic would make data transmission rates explode, and cables were expected to be much more reliable and resistant to interference from external forces. This process would also introduce telecommunications satellites which the nation would begin the process of launching in the near future.

 

Moreover, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development would begin a campaign of identifying "problem children" of the nation's transportation networks. Bridges, roads, railroads, airports, civil and structural engineers, and design architects would fan out across the country to catalog samples of the national infrastructure and begin scheduling needed repair or replacement work. The government would also pair up with a leading telecommunications and networking company Orange Polska, to get feedback on national infrastructure and what the government could do to make the country more visitor-friendly. This would lead to the government identifying certain airports, train stations, and other similar venues for redesign, remodeling, or complete replacement, to help improve the nation's image as a tourist destination.

 

Furthermore, the government would accept a moratorium proposal by coal producers and electricity producers who used coal-based systems to not begin imposing limits on coal-fired electrical plants for five years. This would not only allow for the electricity producers to turn to alternative means of production whilst not being rushed, but also allow for the coal mining industry in southwest Poland to continue their work uninterrupted. But this moratorium would not include development and construction of new means of electrical production. In cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology's Faculties of Astrophysics, Material Sciences and Engineering, and Chemistry, the government would also begin the quiet development of facilities and faculty to produce a commercially-viable fusion reactor utilizing deuterium gas to fuel it.

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In line with Poland's commitment to the United Nations, both houses of the Polish National Assembly have reviewed and voted to amend the constitution with guaranteed Anti-Discrimination Rights. Although there is existing laws to protect most minorities within Poland, the new legislation, proposed by a government task force formed from several ministries, have found that legal action against discrimination holds individuals who commit "hate crimes" to a "slap on the wrist" punishment.

 

Although some facets of the law have been challenged, in particular by churches and some social action groups for opening the door to civil unions between homosexual couples, the government has said that from "here on out", it is not particularly keen on "discriminating against the romantic or sexual orientation of all Polish citizens". Therefore, the government has taken a hands off approach to the matter, citing that under the constitution, no one has the right to determine whether marriage between a man and another man or a woman and another woman is against the law. President Sikorski, a well-known church-goer, also cited that he had no right to veto the legislation that was brought for his signature, citing that he had no interest nor right to be involved in the lives or romantic interests of private citizens.

 

The legislation has also outlined that "hate crimes", now carry stiffer penalties, now considered to be a felony under the law, when they used to carry a misdemeanor sentence. Depending on the severity of the crime, individuals could face lengthened incarceration times or stiffer monetary fines for carrying out hate crimes. These harsher measures and stronger legislation were met with a general approval of public opinion, especially from the Polish LGBT community, which held supportive rallies outside the National Assembly building whilst debates and legislative voting were going on.

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Under a cloud of great secrecy, the Fourth Republic had undertaken an advanced armaments program that was working feverishly to develop weapons that would provide Poland's Armed Forces the tools needed to defend the nation and her interests. Although the Fourth Republic could only draw upon limited numbers of volunteer manpower for its military forces, but despite that, it would still be able to field a formidable force. The defensive nature of the Polish Armed Forces, given the country's limited size and geographical nature, would be a deciding factor in its acquisition of an high-capability advanced stealth interceptor.

 

Nicknamed Marzanna, after the Slavic Pagan Goddess of Winter and Death, the project would be spearheaded by a cooperation between the Polish Air Forces, PZL-Swidnik (near Lublin, Poland), and the Warsaw University of Technology's Faculties of Aerospace and Material Science. The project was only known to a handful of ministers, scientists, technicians, and military officers as the nation poured spending into the program. The project would work to seamlessly develop what the Air Force had put down on paper at the start of the project, to provide Poland with a fast, hard-hitting, yet sleek stealth interceptor. It had been decided at an early stage that the Polish Air Forces simply would not benefit from the inclusion of a fully developed air superiority fighter, and it had been decided to opt for a two-pronged approach; a dual fighter force with two models; a highly-capable interceptor, and a stealthy hard-hitting, quite maneuverable multirole to accompany it.

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As per Point Five of the 'Five Points Plan', the Polish Land Forces confirms the following order-of-battle for the ground forces. Standard configuration for all units is currently ongoing, and will be doing so for the foreseeable future. All brigades are expected to have organic artillery and combat engineers attached, along with other support services.

 

  • 1st Polish Armored Brigade - Winged Hussars - (1st Armored Regiment, 15th Armored Cavalry Regiment)
  • 2nd Polish Infantry Brigade - Carpathian Rifles - (1st & 2 Carpathian Rifles Regiments)
  • 3rd Polish Infantry Brigade - Warsaw's Own - (Warsaw Grenadiers Regiment, Modlin Rifles Regiment)
  • 6th Polish Cavalry Brigade - Valkyries - [1st (Air) Lancers Regiment Lodz Spears, 2nd (Air) Cavalry Regiment Warsaw Uhlans]
  • 7th Polish Infantry Brigade - Eastern Frontier - (7th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Regiment Lublin Rifles)
  • 8th Polish Armored Brigade - Death's Head - (8th Polish Armored Regiment, 16th Polish Armored Cavalry Regiment)
  • 10th Polish Motorized Cavalry Brigade - The Black Brigade - (10th Mounted Rifles Regiment, 24th Uhlan Regiment)
  • 11th Polish Airborne Infantry Brigade - Red Devils - (8th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Infantry Regiment)
  • 14th Polish Infantry Brigade - San Valley - (49th Hutsul Rifle Regiment, 98th Infantry Regiment Muzylowice Rifles)
  • 15th Polish Armored Brigade - Vistula Lancers - (2nd Vistula Lancers Regiment, 3rd Vistula Lancers Regiment)
  • 16th Polish Cavalry Brigade - Marzanna's Own - [16th (Air) Cavalry Regiment, 19th (Air Cavalry) Warsaw Lancers Regiment]
  • 18th Polish Infantry Brigade - Highlanders - (18th Gorals Rifle Regiment, 24th Infantry Regiment Krakow Grenadiers)
  • 20th Polish Infantry Brigade - Legionnaires - (51st Kresy Rifles Regiment, 54th Infantry Regiment)
  • 21st Mountain Infantry Brigade - Podhale Rifles - (1st & 2nd Podhale Rifle Regiments)
  • 1st Special Commando Brigade - Cichociemni - (1st & 2nd Special Commando Battalions, 2nd Airborne Ranger Battalion, JW GROM)
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A little over six months since Poland's independence had seen many leaps and bounds occur for the Polish economy, most targeted sectors, relatively speaking, were more or less becoming quite successful. Factories were working, manufacturing numbers, especially in heavy machinery and electronics were soaring, whilst the copper and coal mining sectors were succeeding quite well, the coal sector benefiting from a moratorium on super-clean energy production. Secretive work was continuing on the high beta fusion reactor project at the Warsaw University of Technology, whilst other options were being explored to provide energy to the Fourth Republic.

 

Automotive industries were also benefiting from new government contracts to not only provide military equipment, but also provide the government with vehicles for security forces, government agencies, and a push by the government for consumers to buy smaller vehicles. Essentially, a flurry of tax breaks and incentives to buy smaller vehicles, including targeted propaganda that bigger vehicles were more harder to maintain and keep on the road. The Polish Independence Front would help the government in spreading the word about the government program through a social media campaign and friendly door-to-door solicitation, to increase awareness of government programs. The incentive programs, coupled by the auto industry producing a line of stylish smaller sedans and hatchbacks, with two- or all-wheel-drive options, would lead to an explosion of trade ins and a flurry of new automotive sales.

 

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As part of a planned expansion within the Polish State Police, the Ministry of the Interior has announced the creation of the Grupa Specjalna Interwencji Policji (GSIP) or Special Police Intervention Group. The group is in response by a call within the National Assembly for a civilian constabulary force that is comparable to unnamed existing forces within the military that specialize in counter terrorism and hostage rescue. As a part of the State Police, GSIP has not only the ability to make arrests that the military can't without specific mandates, it will also specialize in crowd control and counteracting prison riots. The GSIP can also be absorbed into the Armed Forces to use their exemplary training in infiltration and close assault tactics to rescue hostages, or provide close security for evacuations of Polish populations in a foreign nation.

 

The GSIP is expected to maintain, on a twenty-four hour basis, a team that can be deploy-ready in less than thirty minutes, to any location in Poland or the world. GSIP is also expected to have a team maintained for long-term peacekeeping missions, as part of the Polish Standing Contingency Task Force. The GSIP component of the task force will be to provide specialized hostage rescue forces, as well as aid to local constabulary forces, in both supporting their missions, directly leading it, or building competency by a rigorous training regimen.

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As a matter of national security, the Polish National Assembly would, in a closed door session, approve the proposal made by the Ministry of Defense to develop a series of national strategic fuel reserves. As explained by the Minister of Defense, "Poland is in a difficult position if for some reason, fuel supplies are cut from external shipping", he would go on to explain that a development of strategically placed fuel bunkers and reserves, could be utilized to fuel the nation if such a calamity were to overcome Poland.

 

The national strategic fuel reserve would provide a ready supply of a variety of fuels should foreign imports suddenly dwindle, including unrefined crude, standard diesel, gasoline, and aviation fuel. The hoarding of fuel would provide for the economy to function on a limited, but still operating scope for two full months, but this would be scaled back if the military were to also access reserves. Although military units already have some limited reserves of various fuels that would last for short periods of time, the addition of a strategic national reserve would allow for more rigorous operations to continue on a short period of time.

 

As mentioned by Minister Nowelsck in the private hearing, "Poland should work actively to secure a continuous pipeline to a foreign port or refining hub in a reliable nation that can provide continuous flowing of petroleum products. Not only for strategic reasons, but for important economic ones as well."

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As part of a social development program, the National Assembly, with the approval of the President, has begun the release of public funding to municipal governments to break ground on community centers across the country. This initiative was championed by several members of the Sejm, in a bipartisan effort to respond to calls by residents of several communities for communal centers. A bipartisan government committee convened and determined, through consultation with community leaders, doctors, wellness experts, health trainers, nutritionists, and other individuals, that long term benefits would outweigh short term costs. Following a solid presentation in a joint session of the National Assembly, several National Assembly members were swayed to allocate funding for the program.

 

To undertake the plan, the bill passed through the government approved the purchase of several defunct buildings, or land close to large residential communities. Once engineering plans and center designs were approved, renovations and additions were to begin on the old buildings, or ground broken on the newly-purchased lots.

 

The comprehensive plan for the community centers was to improve the general health and welfare of their associated suburbs, with robust facilities. The centers were to host health and wellness subcenters, where residents within the community could set up individual or family nutritional plans, and/or establish individual or family health and exercise schedules that could meet their schedules. A comprehensive after-school program was to be established as well, with tutors from local universities being given an opportunity to help younger children with their homework, while the programs would also provide a schedule of active and stimulating activities to help keep kids moving, and thinking.

 

The community centers would not only be a place for advice and aimed to help keep children off the streets after school, it was also to play host to a large fitness center. Weightlifting and cardio machines were available in a full-access gym, as were indoor courts where people could shoot hoops, or play volleyball or badminton. The centers were to also play host to large pools for fitness and educational uses, where children were taught to swim and float. An indoor skating rink that could be used year round would provide opportunities for communal skate opportunities, as well as play host to a youth hockey league that municipalities had been discussing.

 

To staff the health centers, the government utilized both full-time and part-time paid employees, volunteers, student interns (who would get college credits or tuition assistance). Funding the centers would be a little more tricky, but the government committee established that straight government funding drawn from government revenues, plus a small community tax hikes for center uses. Funding could also be drawn from events held at the centers, as well.

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With Poland gaining diplomatic contacts across the world, it was only logical that it also was beginning to champion having people go abroad on vacation, particularly to foster good relations and exploring the world around them. Already there were larger numbers of Polish citizens going abroad, a little more than six months after the government had formed, utilizing money they had squirreled away during the uncertain days of the protectorate era. The increase in visitors abroad was already putting stresses on LOT Airlines, which was slowly trying to build up its fleet of aircraft after being reduced to a relatively regional air service during the preceding order.

 

The powering of the airline industry would leave PZL-Lublin, seeing nothing but projected profits for at least the next four years, with the heavy aviation manufacturer forgoing most large military contracts to fulfill LOT Airlines orders. Whilst design teams were developing a larger long-haul airliner, PZL-Lublin's plants were churning out smaller regional wide-body aircraft that LOT was in desperate need for. The airline had several routes that saw it hauling passengers within Europe and the immediate surrounding area, and regional airliners were something sorely needed to accomplish it.

 

Whilst forgoing the government's offer to construct military transports, PZL-Lublin would not pass up the offer to construct a few aircraft to fulfill a small line of roles. The government had ordered the aircraft maker that it would not accept external bids on some of its most important aircraft. These included AWACS, JSTARS, and EW aircraft, which would occupy the PZL-Lublin design teams, but would certainly help fuel extra profits next to the aircraft maker's civilian-oriented business at this point.

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In a move that was widely speculated as untrue, a government spokesperson today confirmed that Poland has taken the first steps towards a state-sponsored space program, rather than a public venture. Home Ministry Spokesman Lez Berianti confirmed that Orbital Mechanics, a newly-incorporated corporation in Warsaw, has applied for permission to acquire land for a spaceport, and launch facility at two separate locations within the country. Berianti went on to confirm that the government would not "pursue an active space program at this point", but would "seek to utilize Orbital Mechanics facilities for their own uses".

 

Orbital Mechanics were not immediately available for comment, but most industry experts are reporting that Poland's Air Forces will have exclusive access to the facilities, and will be part of all launch teams. This comes on the heels of an announcement by PZL-Swidnik that it was in the process of developing satellites for private and government uses. It is expected that the government will be able to fully utilize the facilities, as part of the contract that was established with Orbital Mechanics. Berianti noted that before the deal became a matter of public record, a few more stipulations were being worked out behind closed doors before finalization.

 

Unnamed sources within Orbital Mechanics, which will easily be the leader in Poland's fledgling, almost nonexistent space industry, have said that land is being sought near Zamosc, in southeastern Poland, for a spaceport facility with large scale runway facilities. A launch facility that would border Lake Solina, in the highlands of Southern Poland, has also been proposed, and will likely be part of the deal. Berianti noted that by making a private venture of Poland's orbital industry, will help the government cut costs of such costly programs, but will still be able to partake in activities pertaining to space and orbital affairs, whilst using Poland's Air Force as a monitor for activities to private industry.

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After some weeks of deliberation, and against the wishes of some defense contractors, the Polish National Assembly has voted to implement measures against the export of long range ballistic missiles or long range, heavy-payload-oriented unmanned aircraft. The ban of export comes on the heels of a review of Poland's invested stake within the United Nations and promoting reduction and proliferation of weapons technology. Although contrary to some of the wishes of the 'doves' within the National Assembly, indigenous production of strategic weapons has reportedly not been halted.

 

"While we will not be seeing advanced Polish weapons technology being exported abroad, we will not see Poland reduce or wholesale end advanced weapons technology development. The ban was to prevent weapons going abroad, and perhaps ending up in the hands of extremists who might even use them against their makers, namely our own corporations. We still see conventional strategic weaponry as a means of deterrence against threats, especially asymmetric threats that can be responded to with such weaponry," noted Air Forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Yulia Poplov, in a statement made in the foyer of the Ministry of Defense.

 

The Armed Forces have kept relative silent over what conventional weaponry has been approved for development, but it has stated that its main purpose is to give its units "robust means to handle external threats, should they arise and require an armed response".

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As part of Poland's defense strategy, and allocated under the Five Point Plan, the Polish Ministry of Defense was allocated guaranteed continual funding by the National Assembly under the auspices of its "Strategic Depth Allotment". This strategy has stipulated that under current modern warfare, although there is much to be gained by being the state to strike first, there is importance in ensuring national strategic depth. This is often true for longer-lasting armed conflicts that could drag on for potentially months, even years at a time. As part of a strategy for slowly and methodically building such a capability to resist for longer periods of time, the National Assembly approved construction of facilities to support that strategy.

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Hershey Defense Systems would like to submit the C-17 Globemaster as a bid for the Polish Air Force's tactical/strategic airlifter program.

 

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"We would like to inquire as to what price Hershey Defense Systems is asking for such an aircraft?"

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As part of Poland's economic revitalization, the Polish Home Ministry (the new overarching ministry that has absorbed the Ministries of Health, Agriculture and Rural Development, Infrastructure and Development, and National Education), has announced the "Infrastructure Upgrade Schedule". This schedule was developed after a joint survey that was commissioned by the government, utilizing civil and structural engineers, urban planners, mass transportation advisers, statisticians, health experts, and other specialists to upgrade the nation's infrastructure. The IUS, as its being called, identified key infrastructure projects that the Fourth Republic, or its districts, or municipalities will undertake to streamline and improve Poland's national infrastructure.

 

This program is to run parallel with the Ministry of Technological Integration and Science (which combined the Ministries of Administration and Digitization, Environment, and Science and Higher Education), which is running its own program to bring easier access to telecommunications for all Polish households. The main focus of the IUS is to not only to replace aging transportation structures, but also to ease congestion, improve commuting timetables, cut back on carbon emissions, as well as promote visitation to Poland. The first stages of the program will initially be to replace aging transportation structures, including bridges, as well as strengthen or replace tunnels and aging railway components with new ones.

 

Private industries will be encouraged to undertake a strict bidding process for these projects, that will see the addition of bridges across the Vistula at a number of locations along the major river. Rail lines connecting major cities will see additional tracks laid to ease commuting times, as well as facilitate the movement of cargo and passengers on parallel lines if possible. It is expected to see passenger trains utilizing fewer standard tracks between cities with the new introduction of MagnetConnect Poland, a new private corporation which is set to begin the introduction of Maglev to a series of major Polish cities.

 

The easing of congestion will be fostered by new mass transit lines utilizing reliable bus and rail services, while the moderate adoption of smaller vehicles and carpool incentives will help keep less vehicles out of commuter portals. The "beautification" of Poland's airports, which will undertake renovation or replacement programs to make more aesthetically-pleasing terminals and entry points will help facilitate tourism within the nation itself. The more welcoming atmosphere is expected to also be helped along by newly-adopted multilingual staffers who will be employed at helpful information points at strategic points in the nation, where tourists can get assistance in directions and lodging, information about local highlights, and easy access to the Polish Foreign Ministry's Visitor Assistance Bureau (VAB). It is expected that the government will also begin the renovation or replacement of border crossing stations to facilitate traffic in and out of the country, whilst hiring more border guards and customs agents to help reduce waiting crossing times.

 

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The Polish Foreign Ministry announces its welcome of the 2nd Btln./8th Airborne Infantry Regiment as the parent unit of the Polish Standing Contingency Task Force. The 2nd Battalion will serve in this role, ready for international deployment at the behest of the United Nations or individual nations as a peacekeeping, low-intensity combat unit for the next six months. Alongside specialized operators from the Polish Special Forces, and appointed civilian government administrators and police forces, the battalion has the honor of being the showcase unit of Poland's commitment to international peace.

 

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The Polish Land Forces High Command has issued a directive that all (Air) Cavalry Units are to be qualified in both air assault training, as well as combat airborne drops. Similarly, all Airborne units are to receive air assault training, alongside all mountain (light) forces. This directive is to promote flexibility within the Polish Land Forces' Order of Battle, and ensure individual soldier competence in such tasks.

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"We would like to inquire as to what price Hershey Defense Systems is asking for such an aircraft?"

 

Per unit pricing would be fixed at $180 million per unit.  We are also willing to submit the C-130J Super Hercules as a contender that still meets most of the requirements but cheaper at a fixed price of $50 million per unit.

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Per unit pricing would be fixed at $180 million per unit.  We are also willing to submit the C-130J Super Hercules as a contender that still meets most of the requirements but cheaper at a fixed price of $50 million per unit.

 

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"Your pricing of the C-17 is acceptable, so long as this price is available for a further eight units if our Air Forces requests procurement of them. If this arrangement is acceptable to you, we will award full contract of a dozen Globemasters, along with twelve C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. We have made a selection in the Tactical Transport Aircraft bid, but your prices make the aircraft well worth procurement."

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