US State Dept. approves possible military sale to Poland – Pentagon

WASHINGTON, March 16 (KUNA) – The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland of AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of USD 150 million, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today, the agency said in a statement.

The agency added that 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.” “The proposed sale will improve Poland’s military goals of updating capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies,” the agency affirmed.

Meanwhile, White House Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters during a briefing that the US was “informed” by Poland’s decision to provide fighter jets to Ukraine, becoming the first NATO member to do so.

“We continue to closely coordinate with our allies and partners, including Poland, as we provide assistance to Ukraine,” she said. (end) si.ibi

Source: Kuwait News Agency