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Poland requests IBCS-enabled Patriot

21st November 2017 - 09:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of an Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3 package to Poland, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 17 November.

In the package worth up to $10.5 billion, Poland has requested phase one of a two-phase programme for an IAMD IBCS-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with modernised sensors and components. The request consists of four AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four engagement control stations, four radar interface unit modification kits, 16 M903 launching stations adapted, 18 launcher integrated network kits, 208 Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles and 11 PAC-3 MSE test missiles.

The request also includes IBCS software, two future IBCS engagement operations centres (EOCs), six current operations-IBCS EOCs, 15 integrated fire control network relays, four electrical power plants III and five Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems/Low Volume Terminals.

Communications equipment, tools and test equipment, range and test programmes, support equipment, prime movers, generators, engineering, and logistics support services have also been requested.

Poland will use the IBCS-enabled Patriot missile system to improve its missile defence capability, defend its territorial integrity and deter regional threats.

If the sale goes ahead, the prime contractors will be Raytheon, Lockheed-Martin and Northrop Grumman.

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