Record £1.9 billion UK-Poland missile export deal set to bolster European security

Record £1.9 billion UK-Poland missile export deal set to bolster European security
# 28 April 2023 15:26 (UTC +04:00)

The UK and Poland have signed a major £1.9 billion export agreement to roll out a British air defence system across the European nation, APA reports citing Gov.Uk.

UK firm MBDA will complete the landmark deal with the Polish government this morning [Friday 28 April], agreeing to provide Poland with cutting-edge, ground-based-air-defence capabilities that will protect the country for generations to come.

The export win will also support hundreds of jobs across the UK, delivering on the Prime Minister’s priority to grow the economy, and deepening ties with our key European ally.

The deal is one of the largest bilateral European air defence deals of its kind in NATO and is the culmination of months of close collaboration between the UK and Poland.

It will see the UK equip 22 Polish air defence batteries with UK Common Anti-Air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) and launchers, under a programme called PILICA+.

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