Poland will spend $ 414 million to purchase missiles from the United States, said the head of the defense Ministry of Poland Mariusz Blashak.
for the money Warsaw will receive a 20 HIMARS rocket launchers with a range of up to 300 kilometers with ammunition. A contract with the U.S. government is expected to sign on Wednesday.
HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) is a rocket artillery system with high mobility using the guided munition GMLRS-U/AW and.. Missile system capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 300 kilometers. The launcher is placed on a light armored truck.
Missiles with GMLRS ammunition. and are armed with the NATO countries.
first it was claimed that the US state Department has approved a possible sale to Poland of missile systems in the amount of 655 million dollars. However, the approval of the contract by the state Department is not the final stage of the approval procedure of such supplies, and does not mean a guaranteed sale of equipment.
last week the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz said in the Spiegel interview that Warsaw would not want to host on its territory of American nuclear weapons.
so, the Minister has denied published first in a magazine under the title " the Polish foreign Minister should be placed in the European Union American nuclear missiles ".
The Head of the Ministry has not excluded that " in the future, as now, nuclear weapons will bring about peace in our part of the world ". Anyway possible solutions about the placement of such weapons he left in the " exclusive competence of NATO."