Poland, US sign PLN 940 mln defence deal

Poland will buy extended range Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM-ER) worth PLN 940 million (EUR 213 million), the Polish defence ministry’s spokesman said on Saturday.

A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile model. Photo.

A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile model. Photo.

“In recent days an agreement between representatives of Poland and the United States was signed, guaranteeing the supply to Poland of JASSM Extended Range missiles … with a range of close to 1000 kilometres,” the spokesman Bartłomiej Misiewicz said.

The US Department of Defence’s Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement that it agreed to the supply of 70 of the Lockheed Martin manufactured missiles, eight training missiles and a simulator.

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According to the PAP news wire, Poland plans to buy 40 missiles.

The air-to-surface missiles will arm Poland’s F-16 fighter planes, also supplied by Lockheed Martin.

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Poland is reportedly the first international client for the JASSM-ER missiles. (vb)

(Source : thenews.pl)

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