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Poland signs USD 2.5 billion contract for Northrop Grumman IBCS system

By Defence Industry Europe

Poland has signed USD 2.5 billion deal with the United States for an Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) developed by Northrop Grumman. This strategic acquisition comes as the NATO and EU member nation seeks to enhance its defence readiness amid ongoing security concerns due to the conflict in neighboring Ukraine.

 

In recent years, Poland has actively sought to modernize its military forces, engaging in substantial procurement from leading defence suppliers in the United States and South Korea. The country’s defence spending exceeds four percent of its GDP, marking the highest contribution rate among NATO allies.

 

 

The defence minister emphasized the significance of the new system, describing it as an “operational brain” for air and missile defence mechanisms. With this purchase, Poland is set to become the second nation, following the United States, to deploy the most advanced integrated command system available globally.

 

 

U.S. Ambassador to Warsaw, Mark Brzezinski, underscored the critical nature of air and missile defence capabilities, especially in light of the lessons drawn from the conflict in Ukraine. Through a message on X, formerly known as Twitter, Brzezinski stated that the IBCS would equip Poland with the finest, most contemporary, and effective means to safeguard NATO territories.

The delivery of the battle command system to Poland is scheduled for completion by 2031. This investment not only enhances Poland’s defensive posture but also reaffirms its commitment to playing a pivotal role in the collective security framework of NATO.

 

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