Eastern Europe’s Defense Modernization Gathers Speed

Embraer KC-390
Hungary’s Embraer KC-390 purchase makes it the first Eastern European nation to develop a sovereign aerial-refueling capability.
Credit: Embraer
The specter of a renewed threat from Russia has prompted Eastern European countries to raise their game when it comes to defense. Helped by surging economies—in part driven by EU membership—they are plowing billions of dollars into national defense with the aim of meeting NATO’s spending goal of 2%...

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