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Friday, July 10, 2015

Poland’s Patriot Deal Includes Interim U.S. Deployment

Patriot PAC-3The U.S. government will guarantee the defense of Polish airspace for up to two years by placing U.S. Army Patriot PAC-3 batteries in Poland until that country receives the first two of its own eight batteries.

Poland selected the Patriot system last April, in preference to the MBDA France/Thales Sol-Air Moyenne Portée/Terrestre (SAMP/T) system firing Aster 30 missiles.

Poland’s PAC-3 batteries will each have three fire units, loaded with a mix of the Raytheon PAC-2 GEM-T and Lockheed Martin PAC-3 missile segment enhancement (MSE) missiles.

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