US Approves $250M worth Sale of HIMARS to Poland

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US Approves $250M worth Sale of HIMARS to Poland
High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (Image: Lockheed Martin)

The US State Department has approved a sale of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) for an estimated cost of $250 million to Poland.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday.

The Government of Poland has requested to purchase 16 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, nine Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 alternative warheads, 61 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary. Also included are eight Universal Position Navigation Units (UPNU), 34 Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, 1642 Guidance and Control Section Assemblies for GMLRS, Missile Common Test Sets and Devices, testing Precision, Lightweight GPS Receivers (PLGR), support equipment, US Government and contractor services, training, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

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.

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin. This Foreign Military Sales case will support the parallel Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) between Lockheed Martin and Polska Grupa Zbrojenjowa (PGZ), the prime contractor for this effort in Poland. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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