$10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland

$10,5 Billion US Sales to Poland 19 November, 2017

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components for an estimated cost of $10.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 14, 2017.

The Government of Poland's request includes of four AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four engagement control stations, four Radar Interface Units (RIU) modification kits, 16 M903 Launching stations adapted and two hundred and eight (208) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles.

The announcement said, "This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe."

Patriot air defence systems are in the inventory of NATO countries as well as the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Greece.

Outside NATO, Japan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea also have Patriot systems.

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