The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Poland of Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles – Extended Range and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost of $1.275 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale, Report informs, citing the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The Government of Poland has requested to buy 360 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) All Up Rounds (AUR); 8 AGM-88G AARGM-ER Guidance Sections (spares); and 8 AGM-88G AARGM-ER Control Sections (spares). Also included are Dummy Air Training Missiles (DATM); missile containers, software; training; support equipment; spare and repair parts; embedded Global Positioning System receiver, M-Code; publications and technical documentation; transportation, US Government and contractor engineering; technical and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $1.275 billion.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.

The proposed sale will improve Poland’s capability to meet current and future threats by strengthening its self-defense capabilities to suppress and destroy land- or sea-based radar emitters associated with enemy air defenses. This capability denies the adversary the use of its air defense systems, thereby improving the survivability of Poland’s tactical aircraft. Poland will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be Northrop Grumman Systems located in Falls Church, VA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips by 10 US Government representatives and the assignment of 4 contractor representatives to Poland on an intermittent basis over the life of the case to support delivery and integration of items and to provide supply support management, inventory control and equipment familiarization.

There will be no adverse impact on US defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.