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US State Department approves sale of 800 Hellfire missiles to Poland

17 March, 2023 Friday
14:41

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of 800 AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles to Poland for about $150 million

Polskie Radio reports.

The publication writes that Poland has applied for 800 Hellfire missiles, four M36 training missiles, and technical support. According to the contract, the United States must sell spare parts to Poland. The contract also provides for the repair, return, storage, and other related elements of logistics and software.

The main contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation from Orlando, Florida. The publication notes that there are no recorded proposals for offset deals related to this sale.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which is subordinate to the Pentagon, emphasized that the sale of these weapons to Poland will meet the goals of the Polish military to modernize the army's capabilities. At the same time, this sale will increase interoperability with the United States and other allies.

For reference: The AGM-114R2 is one of the newest variants of the Hellfire high-precision anti-tank missile, produced in 2012.

  • On March 14, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that Ukraine could receive Polish MiG-29s within 4-6 weeks. And on March 16, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that in the coming days Ukraine would receive 4 of the promised 10 MiG-29 fighters.

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