FEBRUARY 7 2012 21:13h
Poland seeks U.S. munitions
The materials requested, worth an estimated $447 million, would be procured through a Foreign Military Sales contract.
"The proposed sale will improve Poland's capability to meet current and future operational needs," the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in its notification to Congress. "The upgrade will allow Poland to continue to bolster its regional leadership while increasing NATO interoperability."
The request from Poland includes 93 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II Tactical Missiles, four CATM-9X-2 Captive Air Training Missiles, 65 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and 1,095 bombs of various varieties.
Also requested are F-100-PW-229 Engine Core Modules, night vision devices with spare intensified tubes, Autonomous Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation P5 pods, a Joint Mission Planning System and five years of follow-on support and sustainment services for its F-16 fleet.
Spare and repair parts, documentation and training equipment would also be part of the deal.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Poland is seeking to purchase missiles, bombs and other items from the United States for use on F-16s flown by its air force.