The Biden administration on Tuesday approved a USD 10 billion arms sale to NATO ally Poland as Russias war in neighbouring Ukraine rages.
The State Department notified Congress that the sale comprises mid-range, mobile HIMARS artillery rocket systems, associated ammunition and related equipment. Poland and other eastern flank NATO allies become increasingly concerned about the possibility of a new Russian offensive in Ukraine along their borders as the one-year anniversary of Russias invasion approaches toward the end of the month.
The department said the sale would support U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by bolstering the defensive capabilities of a NATO ally. The department also said Poland is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.
The proposed sale will improve Polands military goals of updating capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies, it said.
Poland intends to use these defence articles and services to modernize its armed forces and expand its capability to strengthen its homeland defence and deter regional threats, the department said in a statement.
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