Poland close to sign $5 billion deal with Raytheon for Patriot air and missile defense system 50507162

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Poland close to sign $5 billion deal with Raytheon for Patriot air and missile defense system
According to Reuters, Poland has made significant progress in its talks with U.S. defense firm Raytheon over a $5-billion missile defense system, Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Monday july 4.
     
Poland close to sign 5 billion deal with Raytheon for Patriot air and missile defense system 640 001The Raytheon Patriot air and missile defense system (Photo Wikimédia)
     
"Indeed, the recent talks between Raytheon (and Poland) are very, very promising and one may say that a breakthrough has taken place," Macierewicz told Reuters.

"Raytheon has agreed to our minimal condition aimed at securing that at least 50 percent of the money which is to be spent of the Patriot system (Raytheon's missile defense system) would be spent on works done by Polish plants," he said.

The missile defense tender, whose value defense officials estimate at around $5 billion, is central to Warsaw's large-scale army modernization program, speeded up in response to the Ukraine crisis and Russia's renewed assertiveness in the region.

Patriot is a long-range, high altitude, all-weather air and missile defense solution that has been rigorously tested more than 2,500 times with U.S. Army oversight under real-world conditions.
 

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