Poland and the United States came to an agreement on the supply of Eastern European state eight Patriot batteries PRK. The announcement of the Polish Ministry of defence issued during the visit of US President Donald trump.
For Patriot systems will be used by the Stunner missile, jointly produced by the concern «Rafael» and the American company Raytheon. They were originally meant for the use of missile system «Magic wand».
The Polish side had asked about getting Israeli missiles because of the marked difference in price. According to the portal Ynet, the cost of one missile Israeli production is 450 thousand dollars, while the price of the American counterpart ten times higher. According to Polish experts, is superior to the American Stunner missiles and efficiency.
In April, the Israeli defense Ministry has given permission to the concern «Rafael» to negotiate with the Polish authorities on the delivery of this large batch of missiles.
Poland will also acquire a small number of U.S. missiles to speed up the process of entering the system PRK Patriot in action. The official contract signing is scheduled for November 2017.
According to published information, the total purchase price is $ 7.6 billion. The share of the concern «Rafael» is about one billion dollars.