by Richard Tomkins
Warsaw, Poland (UPI) Dec 22, 2016
Poland and the United States have finalized a U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal for Poland's acquisition of missiles for use on F-16 aircraft.
Poland's Ministry of Defense said the country's Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Defense, Bartosz Kownacki, personally met officials at the Pentagon on Tuesday to pick up a host of agreements for the furnishing and supplying the missiles.
The contract covers air-to-air AIM-9X Sidewinder precision missiles, medium-range air-to-air AIM-120 AMRAAM active radar-homing missiles and the latest variant of long-range AGM-158B, or JASSM ER, standoff cruise missiles.
The sale received approval from the U.S. Congress last week.
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The contract supports deliveries for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, which is responsible for optimizing materiel readiness for the branch.
Under the three-year agreement, the company will be tasked with providing technical and engineering services in addition to delivering rocket motors, safe and arm devices, warheads, and batteries.
The agreement also includes foreign military sales deliveries for an unnamed customer. Kratos Defense and Rocket Support Services president David Carter says the contract advances U.S. security interests abroad.
"This FMS contract provides for critical short range air defense missile systems products that will help ensure the defensive infrastructure posture of one of our most critical allies and help preserve the national defense interests of the United States, now and well into the future," he said in a press release.
"We are very pleased to continue to support the U.S. Army and its FMS Customers in this important effort."
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