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U.S. approves USD 1.2 billion sale of radar aerostat systems to Poland

By Defence Industry Europe

The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of airspace and surface radar reconnaissance aerostat systems and related elements of logistics and program support to Poland.

 

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the estimated cost of the approved sale is USD 1.2 billion.

Poland has requested to buy airspace and surface radar reconnaissance (ASRR) aerostat systems; airborne early warning (AEW) radars with identification of friend or foe (IFF) capability; electronic sensor systems; mooring systems with powered tether with embedded fiber optics; ground control systems (GCS) and related equipment, along with other related elements of logistics and program support.

 

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“The proposed sale will improve Poland’s capability to meet current and future threats from enemy air and ground weapon systems. Poland will use the capability as an airborne early warning system to defend against incoming regional threats. This will also enable Poland to increase its contribution to future NATO operations. Poland will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces,” the DSCA said in a statement.

The principal contractors for this project will be Raytheon Intelligence and Space.

 

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