The U.S. State Department has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale to Poland of 800 AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and related equipment.
The estimated cost of the sale is $150 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has delivered the required certification to Congress, notifying them of this possible transaction.
Poland has requested the purchase of 800 AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and four M36 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM).
The notification is shown below:
“March 16, 2023 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Poland of AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The Republic of Poland has requested to buy eight hundred (800) AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles; and four (4) M36 Hellfire Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM). Also included is Tactical Aviation Ground Munition Program Office technical assistance; Security Assistance Management Directorate technical assistance; Joint Attack Munition Systems technical assistance; Classified and Unclassified publications; spare parts; repair and return; storage; and other related elements of logistics and program support.
The total estimated cost is $150 million. 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 military goals of updating capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies.
Poland intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces and expand its capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats. 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 Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, FL.”
The proposed package also encompasses various forms of technical assistance, including Tactical Aviation Ground Munition Program Office, Security Assistance Management Directorate, and Joint Attack Munition Systems support.
Additionally, the deal covers Classified and Unclassified publications, spare parts, repair and return services, storage, and other logistics and program support elements.