The United Kingdom and Poland agreed on Friday to a substantial missile export deal worth £1.9 billion ($2.3 billion), which will see a British air defense system installed in Poland.
The transaction, which will be completed by MBDA, will give advanced ground-based air-defense capabilities to Poland for many years to come.
The United Kingdom (UK) will supply 22 Polish air defense batteries with Common Anti-Air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) and launchers.
It will also create jobs in the UK and boost ties between the two nations, as one of NATO’s largest bilateral European air defense agreements of its sort.
“Since Putin’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine, we have played a critical role in bolstering Euro-Atlantic defenses, and this landmark agreement between the UK and Poland is another example of how, alongside our allies, we are committed to protecting our security for future generations,” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a statement.
“This £1.9 billion deal will support highly skilled jobs in both countries, delivering on my pledge to grow the economy and create better paid jobs and opportunity right across the UK,” he continued.