Poland signs offset deals with USA
- March 24, 2018
Poland has signed an offset deal worth 225 million Euro with the United States ahead of final agreement to buy a Patriot anti-missile system.
Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak “The offset agreements for the Wisla program are signed. The technology transfer… will strengthen the capacity of the Polish defense industry,” the minister wrote on Twitter.
“This is the final step before signing the contract for the delivery of the Patriot system.” Patriot missile defence interceptors are designed to detect, track and engage unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles and short-range or tactical ballistic missiles.
The sale includes 208 Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement missiles, 16 M903 launching stations, four AN/MPQ-65 radars, four control stations, spares, software and associated equipment.
In addition, Poland is authorized to buy U.S. government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services as well as range and test programs.
Poland would pay around 1.0 to 1.3 billion Euros for two Patriot batteries and around 200 of the ground-to-air missiles.