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November 29, 2016

Poland requests $200m sale of JASSM-ER from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $200m sale of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles extended range (JASSM-ER) to Poland.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $200m sale of joint air-to-surface standoff missiles extended range (JASSM-ER) to Poland.

Under the sale, Poland has requested 70 AGM-158B JASSM-ER, as well as related support, equipment, and training.

The Lockheed Martin-built JASSM-ER is an extended long-range, conventional, air-to-ground, precision-guided standoff missile that has been designed to destroy high-value, well-defended, fixed and relocatable targets.

"The sale also covers two AGM-158B flight test vehicles, two AGM-158B mass simulant vehicles, one AGM-158B flight test vehicle, captive carry, three AGM-158B separation test vehicles."

The sale also covers two AGM-158B flight test vehicles, two AGM-158B mass simulant vehicles, one AGM-158B flight test vehicle, captive carry, three AGM-158B separation test vehicles.

The Government of Poland also seeks to receive two AGM-158B weapon system simulators, F-16 operational flight plan upgrade for the Polish F- 16C/D, JASSM-ER integration.

Additionally, the deal includes missile containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, US Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support.

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The procurement of JASSM-ER will help Poland to meet current and future threats of enemy air and ground weapons systems.

The missile will also be used as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defence.

These weapon and capabilities upgrades will allow Poland to strengthen its air-to-ground strike capabilities and increase its contribution to future Nato operations.

Lockheed Martin will serve as the prime contractor for the proposed sale.

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