US Department of Defense awards $182 million contract for construction of missile defense base in Poland

The U.S. Department of Defense has signed a $182 million contract covering the construction of a missile defense system in Redzikowo, northern Poland.

Censor.NET informs referring to Radio Poland.

As stipulated by the contract, the most important elements of the system - radar and SM-3 missile launcher - are to be supplied by AMEC Programs Inc based in the state of Georgia (the U.S.).

As reported, the works in Redzikowo are to be finalized by April 9, 2018.

In addition, the first group of soldiers is reported to have already arrived in the village. Personnel of various U.S. agencies (Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), will be involved in the construction works. Some 300 marines and civilians will be serving the base in Redzikowo.

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U.S. army representatives held a conference at the Slupsk Technology Incubator, attended by some 80 potential contractors.

The Americans want to sign a contract with a Polish company as a subcontractor. A contract for the construction of a missile defense base in Redzikowo is the first step in this project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing a separate tender for the construction of the entire infrastructure.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n376006