Poland – F‑16 Follow-On Support and Additional Munitions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2012 – The Defense Secu­ri­ty Coop­er­a­tion Agency noti­fied Con­gress Feb. 2 of a pos­si­ble For­eign Mil­i­tary Sale to Poland of F‑16 sup­port and muni­tions, as well as asso­ci­at­ed equip­ment, parts, train­ing and logis­ti­cal sup­port for an esti­mat­ed cost of $447 million. 

The Gov­ern­ment of Poland has request­ed a pos­si­ble sale of 93 AIM-9X‑2 SIDEWINDER Block II Tac­ti­cal Mis­siles, 4 CATM-9X‑2 Cap­tive Air Train­ing Mis­siles, 65 AIM-120C‑7 Advanced Medi­um Range Air-to-Air Mis­siles, 42 GBU-49 Enhanced PAVEWAY II 500 lb Bombs, 200 GBU-54 (2000 lb) Laser Joint Direct Attack Muni­tions (JDAM) Bombs, 642 BLU-111 (500 lb) Gen­er­al Pur­pose Bombs, 127 MK-82 (500 lb) Gen­er­al Pur­pose Bombs, 80 BLU-117 (2000 lb) Gen­er­al Pur­pose Bombs, 4 MK-84 (2000 lb) Inert Gen­er­al Pur­pose Bombs, 9 F‑100-PW-229 Engine Core Mod­ules, 28 Night Vision Devices plus 6 spare inten­si­fi­er tubes, 12 Autonomous Air Com­bat Maneu­ver­ing Instru­men­ta­tion P5 pods, a Joint Mis­sion Plan­ning Sys­tem, and five years of fol­low-on sup­port and sus­tain­ment ser­vices for Poland’s F‑16 fleet, spare and repair parts, sup­port and test equip­ment, pub­li­ca­tions and tech­ni­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, sys­tem over­hauls and upgrades, per­son­nel train­ing and train­ing equip­ment, U.S. Gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor tech­ni­cal sup­port, and oth­er relat­ed ele­ments of pro­gram sup­port. The esti­mat­ed cost is $447 mil­lion.
Poland is an impor­tant ally in North­ern Europe, con­tribut­ing to NATO activ­i­ties and ongo­ing U.S. inter­ests in the pur­suit of peace and sta­bil­i­ty. Poland’s efforts in peace­keep­ing oper­a­tions in Iraq and Afghanistan con­tin­ue to serve U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty inter­ests. It is vital to the U.S. nation­al inter­est to assist Poland to devel­op and main­tain a strong and ready self-defense capa­bil­i­ty.
The pro­posed sale will improve Poland’s capa­bil­i­ty to meet cur­rent and future oper­a­tional needs. The upgrade will allow Poland to con­tin­ue to bol­ster its region­al lead­er­ship while increas­ing NATO inter­op­er­abil­i­ty. Poland already has these mis­siles and muni­tions in its inven­to­ry and will have no dif­fi­cul­ty absorb­ing the addi­tion­al sys­tems into its armed forces.
The pro­posed sale of this equip­ment and sup­port will not alter the basic mil­i­tary bal­ance in the region.
The prime con­trac­tors will be Raytheon Cor­po­ra­tion in Tuc­son, Ari­zona, Raytheon Cor­po­ra­tion in Waltham, Mass­a­chu­setts, The Boe­ing Com­pa­ny in St. Charles, Mis­souri, McAlester Army Ammu­ni­tion Plant in McAlester, Okla­homa, and Unit­ed Tech­nolo­gies Cor­po­ra­tion in Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut. There are no known off­set agree­ments pro­posed in con­nec­tion with this poten­tial sale.
Imple­men­ta­tion of this pro­posed sale will not require the assign­ment of any addi­tion­al U.S. Gov­ern­ment or con­trac­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives to Poland. How­ev­er, peri­od­ic trav­el to Poland will be required on a tem­po­rary basis in con­junc­tion with pro­gram, tech­ni­cal, and man­age­ment over­sight and sup­port require­ments.
There will be no adverse impact on the U.S. defense readi­ness as a result of this pro­posed sale.
This notice of a poten­tial sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded. 

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