31 Mar '17, 6pm

Poland poised to buy Patriot, months of negotiations ahead

Poland announced Friday that it was submitting a revised letter of request to the U.S. government for eight Raytheon-made Patriot air-and-missile defense batteries for its Wisla program and hoped to finalize a contract by November. But there are roughly eight months of negotiations left to get through before a contract is signed and Poland's demands for the buy pose some challenges. This leaves other former contenders in the original Wisla competition like Lockheed Martin still waiting in the wings. In the summer of 2016, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz made headlines after he announced at a major Polish arms conference that he had formally authorized a letter of request for information be sent to the U.S. government to buy eight Patriot batteries to satisfy Poland’s ever-rising need to expediently procure a medium-range AMD system under the Wisla program as the...

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