Poland signs Wisla agreement

28 March 2018

Key Points

  • Poland has signed an LOA with the United States to acquire the Patriot for its Wisla programme
  • The MND said two Patriot batteries and IBCS would be delivered by the end of 2022

Poland has signed an agreement for the first phase of the Wisla air defence programme, the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 28 March. The ministry said Poland will receive two Patriot batteries and the Northrop Grumman Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) by the end of 2022.

Raytheon added that the agreement with the US government, known as a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA), to buy the Patriot air defence system from the US Army paves the way for Poland's Patriot force to reach an initial operational capability, which the MND said would be achieved in 2023-24.

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