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    Poland plans to spend $7.9 million on its second purchase of advanced long-range cruise missiles under a deal approved by the US Air Force, the manufacturer Lockheed Martin announced in a press release on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The deal involves Lockheed’s Joint Air-to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM), a long-range, radar-evading cruise missile designed to destroy hostile air defenses before aircraft are within range.

    "Our airworthiness efforts expand and refine JASSM’s employment flexibility on Polish jets, ensuring the Polish Air Force has this vital cruise missile capability," Lockheed International Program Manager Bob Adams said in the release.

    The contract follows a previous purchase of JASSMs by Poland in September.

    The missiles will be carried on F-16 jets operated by the Polish Air Force, the announcement noted.



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