Poland plans to buy six more batteries of Patriot missile systems from the U.S.

Poland plans to buy six more batteries of Patriot missile systems from the U.S.

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said that Poland intends to buy more batteries of Patriot air defense missile systems from the United States.

 

Blaszczak said this on Twitter.

 

Blaszczak said he had signed a request to buy six batteries of Patriot systems.

 

"We are starting the second phase of the Vistula air defense program. I signed a letter of request to purchase six Patriot system batteries with omni-directional radar, launchers and a stockpile of missiles. We defend the Polish sky!" - said the minister.

 

Poland selected the Patriot system as the basis for the Vistula medium-range air defense program in April 2015. In April 2018, a $4.75 billion contract for two batteries (16 launchers) was signed as part of the first of two anticipated phases of the program. The Polish systems will be armed with PAC-3 MSE missiles from Lockheed Martin.



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Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said that Poland intends to buy more batteries of Patriot air defense missile systems from the United States.

 

Blaszczak said this on Twitter.

 

Blaszczak said he had signed a request to buy six batteries of Patriot systems.

 

"We are starting the second phase of the Vistula air defense program. I signed a letter of request to purchase six Patriot system batteries with omni-directional radar, launchers and a stockpile of missiles. We defend the Polish sky!" - said the minister.

 

Poland selected the Patriot system as the basis for the Vistula medium-range air defense program in April 2015. In April 2018, a $4.75 billion contract for two batteries (16 launchers) was signed as part of the first of two anticipated phases of the program. The Polish systems will be armed with PAC-3 MSE missiles from Lockheed Martin.