U.S. approves $10B HIMARS foreign military sale to Poland

By Tony Bertuca / February 7, 2023 at 3:41 PM

The State Department has approved a possible $10 billion foreign military sale of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems to Poland, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice.

The potential sale would cover 18 HIMARS systems and their associated equipment and munitions. The system has proved decisive against the Russian military in Ukraine and has been included in several U.S. military aid packages to Kyiv.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe,” DSCA said.

“The proposed sale will improve Poland’s military goals of updating capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies. Poland intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces and expand its capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats. Poland will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.”

Lockheed Martin would be the principal contractor.

“There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale,” DSCA said.