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General News    H4'ed 12/7/17

Poland Gags on $10.5 Billion Cost of Patriot Missiles

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Poland has sticker shock over 'unacceptable' price tag for Patriot buy

Poland has been pushing toward a purchase of a medium-range air-and-missile defense system for many years,..., but was surprised by the high price tag...of the Patriots Poland plans to buy.

...the deal could cost the country $10.5 billion for four systems

“The high cost came as a surprise for us,” Bartosz Kownacki, secretary of state in Poland’s Ministry of National Defense...“We cannot simply afford to spend that much money on the procurement of two batteries and [Patriot Advanced Capability]-3 missiles for such an amount of money.”

The offer from the U.S. included 16 missile launchers, four sector radars and 208 PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles.

The possible sale is a long time coming with Poland and the U.S. struggling through complicated negotiations over the past several years.

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