Memorandum regarding purchasing the PATRIOT missile system
Modernization of the Air Defence is one of the priorities of long-term development plan of the Polish Armed Forces. The system is supposed to be mobile and allow to defend of selected areas - important objects, military groups and contingents located abroad. WISŁA - a medium - range system capable to work against ballistic missiles - is part of the planned air defense system of Poland. Furthermore WISŁA program will be completely integrated with SkyCeptor missiles and 360 degree Active Electronically Scanned Array radar.
– The first Patriot missile batteries are due to arrive to Poland by 2022 – added Minister of National Defence. He noted that with the acquisition of rocket launcher HOMAR, it completes the overall structure of the Polish defence system – that is, an anti-missile shield that gives us complete security against any opponent possessing any weapon that threatens Poland.
Signed memorandum is the culmination of the long - term negotiations regarding purchasing the most advanced system in the world. Also an important element of the signed memorandum is the polonization of the system PATRIOT.