U.S. approves sale of HIMARS rocket system to Poland

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Poland for a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) for an estimated cost of $250 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Poland has requested to purchase 16 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, nine Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 alternative warheads, 61 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary.

Also included are eight Universal Position Navigation Units (UPNU), 34 Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, 1,642 Guidance and Control Section Assemblies for GMLRS, Missile Common Test Sets and Devices, testing Precision, Lightweight GPS Receivers (PLGR), support equipment, U.S. Government and contractor services, training, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

Poland intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces and expand its capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, TX. This FMS case will support the parallel Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) between Lockheed Martin and Polska Grupa Zbrojenjowa (PGZ), the prime contractor for this effort in Poland.


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