Sale of Patriot missiles to Poland approved

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of Patriot missiles to Poland, reports Reuters:

The proposed sale includes 208 Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement missiles, 16 M903 launching stations, four AN/MPQ-65 radars, four control stations, spares, software and associated equipment.

In addition, Poland is authorized to buy U.S. government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services as well as range and test programs for a total estimated potential program cost of up to $10.5 billion.

It is expected that the final negotiated price will be lower. Poland has mentioned an estimated price of $7.6 billion on the deal.

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