Poland signs $4.75 billion contract for Patriot air and missile defense system

Poland signs $4.75 billion contract for Patriot air and missile defense system

On March 28, Poland signed a $4.75 billion contract with the U.S. for the first phase of the Patriot air missile-defense system.

“This deal cements the strategic partnership and common values between Poland and the U.S. and boosts the security of central Europe,” Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told journalists in Warsaw.

He also underscored that the contract comes with an offset package to “increase the production capacity of Polish plants. A few days earlier, Poland signed two offset deals with Raytheon and Lockheed Martin Corp. worth nearly $277 million (PLN 950 million), which will augment the involvement of Polish companies in return for buying the surface-to-air missile systems. Morawiecki added that the offset package would enable Poland to “develop new military solutions in cooperation with the United States.”

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