Poland Goes for Record-Breaking Patriot Acquisition From US
The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Poland of an Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $15 billion.
The Defence Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. Poland has requested to buy phase two of a two-phase programme for an Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS) enabled PATRIOT Configuration-3+ with modernised 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 Defence Sensors (LTAMDS); and 12 Large Tactical Power Systems (LTPS) for the LTAMDS. The total estimated programme cost is $15 billion.