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.

“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.

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.

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

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