On October 14, in Torun, Mariusz Blaszczak, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Nationwide Protection within the presence of President Andrzej Duda, the Head of the Polish Armed Forces, noticed the assessments of Polish PATRIOTS and different parts of the “Wisla” (Vistula) medium-range air protection system. The adoption and implementation of the WIS?A system within the Polish Armed Forces are performed below the SICO (System Integration Checkout) process. As a part of this course of, Polish and American groups perform a listing of deliveries, ultimate assembling navy gear, and testing the system. The pinnacle of the Ministry of Nationwide Protection emphasised that the creation of an built-in air-defense system is feasible due to the cooperation with international companions and the efforts of the home armament trade.

“We’ve achieved the purpose. Polish PATRIOTS are already being built-in, as we’re commencing works which might be to consequence within the creation of a multi-layer air-defense system. After 4 years of labor, immediately marks the end of our efforts. Immediately, everybody can see the launchers, radars, and your complete system with their very own eyes. But, some of the vital of the system’s parts stays hidden – however remains to be extraordinarily vital. It’s the coronary heart of the system. I converse of IBCS battlefield management system, which ensures network-centricity. The center layer is PATRIOT, the decrease is NAREW, and the bottom is PIORUN units supplemented with the PILICA artillery set. All these actions come all the way down to attaining one primary purpose – making certain security over the Polish skies” – stated Deputy Prime Minister Mariusz B?aszczak throughout his go to to Toru?.


Polish Armed Forces Wis?a (Vistula) medium-range air protection system

As a part of SICO, all delivered parts will probably be checked, instance AN / MPQ-65 radars, EPP subject energy vegetation, ECS / RIU (Engagment Management Station / Radar Interface Unit) cabins, M903A2 launchers, and PAC-3MSE missiles, launch containers for coaching missiles, cryptographic gear, particular CSS 8×8 tractor models, transporters particular TS EPP (Electrical Energy Plan), TS LRPT (Giant Restore Components Transporter) and GMT transport and loading automobiles, command posts S-280 or IFCN radio traces. The primary Patriot missile launchers, radars, and your complete system was handed over to the Polish armed forces. The sky of Poland is now able to be protected with the Patriot, the NAREW which is the British CAMM air protection system, the PIORUN MANPADS, and the PSR-A Pilica, a Polish-made Very Brief Vary Air Protection (VSHORAD) anti-aircraft missile and artillery system.

In November 2017, the U.S. State Division authorized a $10.5 billion sale of 4 Patriot missile protection programs to Poland. Nonetheless, the excessive price for the programs has brought on some hesitation in Poland. In February 2018, Polish minister of defence Mariusz B?aszczak introduced on Twitter {that a} decreased worth was negotiated for the system. On March 28, 2018 the Ministry of Nationwide Defence signed the deal price $4.75 billion for 2 Patriot Configuration 3+ batteries for deliveries in 2022. The acquisition consists of Northrop Grumman’s Built-in Air and Missile Protection Battle Command System (IBCS) and 4 hearth models outfitted with 4 AN/MPQ-65 radars, 16 launchers, 4 Engagement Management Stations, six Engagement Operation Facilities, 12 IFCN Relays and 208 PAC-3 MSE missiles. Within the Section II, Poland plans to order six additional batteries outfitted with Raytheon’s LTAMDS 360-degree AESA radars and SkyCeptor interceptors, a variant of Stunner interceptor collectively developed with Rafael of Israel.

Polish Armed Forces Patriot PAC-3 air defense system
Polish Armed Forces Patriot PAC-3 air protection system