U.S. Oks $15B in Patriot and Missile Defense Upgrades for Poland

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 05:02 AM, June 29, 2023
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U.S. Oks $15B in Patriot and Missile Defense Upgrades for Poland
Polish soldiers prepare for IBCS training at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama @NGC

The U.S. State Department has approved the $15 billion sale of an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) and related equipment to Poland.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Poland wants to buy phase two of a two-phase program for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) enabled PATRIOT Configuration-3+ with modernized sensors and components, including:  48  PATRIOT M903 Launch Stations; up to 644 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC) 3 Missile Segment Enhanced (MSE) missiles; 48 Launcher Interface Network Kits (LINKs); 12 Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensors (LTAMDS); 12 Large Tactical Power Systems (LTPS) for the LTAMDS; and related equipment and support. The total estimated program cost is $15 billion.

The sale comes as European interest in American weaponry increases, with demand centered on supplies like munitions, air defenses, communications equipment, shoulder-fired Javelin missiles, and drones, which have proven critical to Ukraine's war efforts.

The principal contractors will be Raytheon Corporation, Andover, MA; Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, TX; and another original equipment manufacturer to be selected to develop and produce generator sets for the LTPS. The purchaser has requested offsets.

U.S. Oks $15B in Patriot and Missile Defense Upgrades for Poland
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