US government approves USD 15 billion sale of PATRIOT PAC-3+ to Poland

By Defence Industry Europe

The US government has approved the sale of PATRIOT PAC-3+ air and missile defence systems to Poland, with a total value of up to USD 15 billion.

The US State Department approved the sale of 48 M903 launchers and 644 Lockheed Martin PAC-3MSE missiles. The approved package also includes twelve Raytheon LTAMDS radar stations equipped with LTPS power supply systems, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.

Additionally, the State Department’s approval covers standard items such as replacement parts, training and logistics services, and technical support.

“The proposed sale will improve Poland’s missile defence capability and contribute to Poland’s military goals of updating capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies. Poland will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces,” DSCA said.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.”

Back in 2018, Poland had signed an agreement with the United States for the initial purchase of two batteries of the PATRIOT PAC-3+ air defence system, along with the IBCS command system, at a value of USD 4.75 billion. Deliveries of the Patriot system under this order commenced in 2022.




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