Contents tagged with Patriot missile systems

  • US makes Turkey an offer for Patriot air-defense systems

    The US has offered to sell Patriot anti-air and anti-missile defense systems to Turkey. An American delegation that arrived earlier in Ankara is still meeting with Turkey’s Defense Ministry, Interior Ministry and Defense Industry Ministry to discuss the deal, Anadolu reported on Thursday.

    On December 19, the US State Department approved the decision to sell Turkey the Patriot systems for $3.5 billion. “The State Department has approved the decision to supply Turkey with 80 MIM-104E interceptor …

  • Poland negotiates purchase of additional missile systems from USA

    The Polish Defense Ministry is in talks with the United States on the acquisition of Patriot missile systems and HIMARS artillery rockets systems, stated Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Błaszczak.

    “In March 2018, I signed an agreement with the American side on the purchase of a Patriot missile system. We are currently negotiating on further contracts, for example, the purchase of HIMARS systems. We are waiting for the consent of the US Congress. The State Department has already given consent. …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister proposes that Ukraine buy American Patriot air defense systems

    During a government meeting ,the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak offered to buy five divisions of Patriot anti-aircraft defense systems with funds seized during anti-smuggling operations that are to be transferred to the state budget, the Ukrainian TV channel 24 reports.

    "$4 billion would be enough for us to buy five divisions of Patriot air defense systems and completely cover the border with Russia," Poltorak said.

    The United States decided to supply weapons to Ukraine in …

  • Kremlin: shipments of American Patriot air defense systems to Poland are a threat to Russia’s security

    The shipment of American anti-air and anti-missile defense systems to Poland can be considered a threat to Russia’s security, as stated by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a press briefing.

    “We view the steps taken [by Poland] as an element to destabilize the military and political situation in Europe, and a threat to the national security of the Russian Federation. At the same time we note that the Russian defensive resources are adequate to ensure the inviolability of …

  • Poland signs contract to get US Patriot missile defense systems

    On Wednesday, March 28, Poland signed a contract to purchase the U.S. Patriot missile defense systems.

    Polish Radio reported that the first systems will arrive in Poland in 2022. The amount of the contract is $4.75 billion.

    In Warsaw, the signing ceremony for the agreement was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and U.S. Ambassador to Warsaw Paul Jones. Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak signed the document.

    “This system will serve as the basis …

  • US Department of State approved the sale of Patriot missile systems to Poland

    The US State Department approved the sale of Patriot anti-missile systems to Poland as reported on Friday, November 17th by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). The total value of the transaction is estimated at 8.9 billion euros (10.5 billion dollars). The final decision must be made by the US Congress.

    The deal will include 208 missiles for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) system, 16 launchers, 4 radars, 4 control stations, spare parts, software, and equipment. In …

  • Polish Minister of Defense says Poland will receive Patriot missile systems in 2019

    Minister of National Defense of Poland Antoni Macierewicz has stated that the first shipment of the American Patriot surface-to-air missile systems with anti-ballistic missile capability is expected in Poland within a couple of years. Polskie Radio broadcasted the information.

    According to Macierewicz, the shipment of weapons was already confirmed by the American aerospace and defense company Raytheon.

    The minister also mentioned the Narew procurement program for short range (up to 25 …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Poland to buy Patriot missile defense system from US because of Russian Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad

    Warsaw’s desire to deploy additional batteries of Patriot anti-air defense systems is related to Russia’s plan to rearm the missile brigade in the Kaliningrad province, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski told Kommersant in an interview.

    “Here’s your answer: Russian missiles have already been deployed there, and until now we have had no anti-air defense systems to defend ourselves in the event of a possible attack. We are not taking the first steps, we are reacting to what we see. …

  • Russia: Deployment of Patriot anti-missile systems in Lithuania will destabilize the region

    The words of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite about the appropriateness of deploying American Patriot missile systems in the Baltic can lead to an escalation of tension in the region, as relayed to RIA Novosti by Mikhail Ulyanov, Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    On Thursday, Grybauskaite attended Tobruq Legacy 2017, a NATO Air Force exercise in Siauliai. In her speech, the Lithuanian President stated the need …

  • The President of Lithuania demanded that the US deploy its Patriot missile defense system in the Baltics

    On Thursday, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė observed the progress of the Tobruq Legacy 2017 international military exercises in Šiauliai, where she stated that the US Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems should be placed in the Baltic region.

    NATO's Tobruq Legacy-2017 air defense military exercises were launched in Lithuania on July 11 and will end on July 22. They involve about 500 military personnel and 30 air defense personnel from the UK, the US, Latvia and Poland.

    Before the …