The United States has approved Poland’s request to purchase Airspace and Surface Radar Reconnaissance aerostat systems to bolster its air defense capabilities.
The Department of State cleared the proposed $1.2 billion foreign military sale, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency has delivered the deal’s certification documents to Congress.
Besides the aerostat systems, the Polish government’s shopping list also includes early warning radars, electronic sensor systems, mooring systems, ground control systems, associated installation hardware, and special tools and test equipment.
The delivery will come with training, technical, logistics and program support, DSCA said.
A Polish official revealed on social media that Washington has allowed the shipment of up to four systems, Breaking Defense reported.
According to the DCSA announcement, if the deal pushes through, Warsaw is expected to use the airborne early warning system to better defend against regional threats and increase its contribution to NATO operations.
Raytheon Intelligence and Space, TCOM, ELTA North America and Avantus Federal will fulfill the potential contract’s requirements.