The United States welcomes Poland’s decision to move forward with Raytheon’s Patriot System for the country’s air and missile defense. Poland is joining a large and growing family of countries relying on the battle-tested, constantly modernizing Patriot system – the same system used by the U.S. military.
Poland will acquire the most advanced Patriot system with the latest technologies. This step further demonstrates Poland’s leadership in the NATO Alliance, as it continues to meet the NATO-wide commitment to spend 2% of its GDP annually on defense, and more than 20% of its annual defense budget on acquisition of major equipment.
“The United States is very pleased with Poland’s decision to invest in the Patriot Missile Defense System,” said U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones. “With today’s announcement, Poland continues to be a leader in defense and security cooperation in the region and in the NATO Alliance. We look forward to working with Poland to finalize the details of this agreement, which will deliver the world’s best air and missile defense capability to protect the Polish people. This an important step forward for Poland’s security, the security of NATO, interoperability with U.S. forces, and the U.S.-Poland defense relationship.”