U.S. approves sale of JASSM-ER, AMRAAM, and Sidewinder missiles to Poland

By Defence Industry Europe

The U.S. Department of State has issued approval for the sale to Poland of 821 AGM-158B-2 JASSM-ER cruise missiles, 745 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, and 232 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles.

 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has published three approvals from the U.S. Department of State for the potential sale to Poland of nearly 1800 air missiles of three types for a maximum equivalent value of USD 3.7 billion.

The first approval concerns the sale of 821 AGM-158B-2 JASSM-ER cruise missiles. The package also includes classified test equipment, weapon system support, integration support and equipment, test delivery and support concerning classified software, unclassified publications and technical documentation, transport, support services in engineering, technical and logistics from the Lockheed Martin, and other related logistics and program support elements. The estimated total cost is USD 1.77 billion.

 

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The second approval concerns the potential sale of 745 medium-range AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM missiles (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile), 16 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM guidance sections, and 50 LAU-129 weapon racks. The package also includes AIM-120 CATM training missiles, missile transport containers and spare control section parts, built-in ammunition testing equipment, computer test set adapters ADU-891, ammunition support and auxiliary equipment, spare and repair parts, consumable materials, accessories, and support for repairs and returns, contract logistics support, delivery and support concerning classified software, classified and unclassified publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training support, transport support, surveys and studies, engineering, technical and logistics support services from the RTX, and other related logistics and program support elements. The estimated total cost is USD 1.69 billion.

 

 

The third approval concerns the potential sale of 232 short-range AIM-9X Tactical Sidewinder Block II missiles and an additional 16 guidance sections for them. The package also includes missile transport containers, training aids, active optical target detectors, spare parts, auxiliary equipment, missile support, technical support from the RTX, and other related logistics and program support elements. The estimated total cost is USD 219.1 million.

 

 

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