The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components for an estimated cost of $10.5 billion.
The statement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA) said that it had delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Nov. 14.
Poland has requested to purchase phase one of a two- phase program for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components consisting of four AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four engagement control stations, four Radar Interface Units (RIU) modification kits, 16 M903 Launching stations adapted, 18 Launcher Integrated Network Kits (LINKs) (includes two spares), 208 Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, 11 PAC-3 MSE test missiles, IBCS software, two future operations – IBCS Engagement Operations Centers (EOCs), six current operations-IBCS EOCs, six engagement operations-IBCS EOCs, 15 Integrated Fire Control Network (IFCN relays, four Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III, and five Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems/Low Volume Terminals (MIDS/LVTs).
Also included with this request are communications equipment, tools and test equipment, range and test programs, support equipment, prime movers, generators, publications and technical documentation, training equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training, Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT), U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, Systems Integration and Checkout (SICO), field office support, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
Poland will use the IBCS-enabled Patriot missile system to improve its missile defense capability, defend its territorial integrity, and deter regional threats.
The prime contractors will be Raytheon Corporation in Andover, Massachusetts, Lockheed-Martin in Dallas, Texas, and Northrop Grumman in Falls Church, Virginia.