Polish Radio
March 10, 2023

Poland receives first US missiles for Patriot air defence systems

The first batch of PAC-3 MSE missiles for Polands Patriot air-defence systems has arrived in the country, its producer Lockheed Martin announced on Thursday.

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin announced the delivery in a statement on Thursday….

The PAC-3 MSE (Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement) is a high velocity, hit-to-kill, surface-to-air missile, according to officials.

Brenda Davidson, Vice President of the PAC-3 programme at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control…declared that Lockheed Martin was ready to further develop its partnership with Poland’s defence ministry….

Meanwhile, Robert Orzyłowski, Lockheed Martin’s director for Poland, Central and Eastern Europe, said: “PAC-3 MSE is the most modern solution in its class and a pillar of the Polish Wisła system, the top tier of the national, multi-layer ground air-defence system.”

In 2018, the Polish and US governments signed an agreement for Poland to purchase PAC-3 MSE missiles and related support equipment, to be used with Patriot air-defence systems….

Poland in March 2018 signed what officials described as a historic deal to buy two batteries (16 launchers) of the American-made Patriot missile defence system for USD 4.75 billion….