Poland signs agreement to buy Patriot missile systems from US

On the night of July 6, the US and Poland signed an agreement regarding the purchase of eight American Patriot anti-missile defense systems.

“The US government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missile systems in the most modern configuration, specifically, the same which the US forces will be using,” Radio Poland cites Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz as saying.

In the spring of 2015 it was reported that Poland intends to purchase eight Patriot anti-air defense systems from the US. In March 2017, Macierewicz said that the signing of the agreement was scheduled to take place before the end of the year. He noted that the value of the deal will amount to roughly $7.7 billion, and the first two defense systems will be placed at Poland’s disposal over the course of the next two years.

  Poland, Patriot anti-missile defense systems, USA