The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of long-range missiles, rockets and launchers to Poland in a deal valued up to USD 10 bn, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
Poland has been on a spending spree to modernize its military while simultaneously donating its older weapons to its neighbor Ukraine to fight Russia’s invasion.
The potential sale includes High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), which Kyiv has been praising for their battlefield successes like destroying Russian warehouses and command posts.
The package includes 18 HIMARS launchers, 45 of the 185-mile (297-km) range Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles and more than 1,000 Guided Multiple Rocket Launch System (GMLRS) rockets.
The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential sale on Tuesday.
🇺🇸 @StateDept has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale #FMS to the Government of Poland 🇵🇱 of 18 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (#HIMARS) launchers and related equipment for an estimated cost of $10 billion.https://t.co/F7RDz8PnIW pic.twitter.com/Aoc96T6tqu— Baltic Security (@balt_security) February 7, 2023