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#1 Tantalwz88

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 0607 AM

Poland – Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components

 

http://www.dsca.mil/...em-ibcs-enabled

 

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components for an estimated cost of $10.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 14, 2017.

The Government of Poland has requested to purchase phase one of a two- phase program for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components consisting of four (4) AN/MPQ-65 radar sets, four (4) engagement control stations, four (4) Radar Interface Units (RIU) modification kits, sixteen (16) M903 Launching stations adapted, eighteen (18) Launcher Integrated Network Kits (LINKs) (includes two (2) spares), two hundred and eight (208) Patriot Advanced Capabilty-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, eleven (11) PAC-3 MSE test missiles, IBCS software, two (2) future operations – IBCS Engagement Operations Centers (EOCs), six (6) current operations-IBCS EOCs, six (6) engagement operations-IBCS EOCs, fifteen (15) Integrated Fire Control Network (IFCN relays, four (4) Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III, and five (5) Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems/Low Volume Terminals (MIDS/LVTs).  Also included with this request are communications equipment, tools and test equipment, range and test programs, support equipment, prime movers, generators, publications and technical documentation, training equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training, Technical Assistance Field Team (TAFT), U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, Systems Integration and Checkout (SICO), field office support, and other related elements of logistics and program support.  The total estimated program cost is $10.5 billion.

 



#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 0820 AM

Just as a matter of interest, when do they enter service?



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 0922 AM

Sweden and Poland might have been MEADS customers, but the snail speed develoment...

 

 

My crystal ball tells me that Germany is going to drag on with MEADS for a few years and then buying some newer Patriot variant and PIPing the already in service MIM-104. :glare:



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 1120 AM

Just as a matter of interest, when do they enter service?

Dunno.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 0946 AM

The way IADS is going, even western nations are adopting the Russian approach. The key term is "integrated". As newer and better components become available (radars, data links, missiles, etc...) they can be plugged in and enhance the system. The Patriot is a great missile as a stand alone item, but its all the other stuff (sentinel radars, AWACS and JSTARS feeds, other radars, etc..) that create the SA necessary for the IADS to function at a level approaching that which Russia achieves.

 

Oh BTW, IADS is one of the Army's "Top-6" development priorities.






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