Poland signs for Hundreds of JASSM-ER Cruise Missiles

Poland signs for Hundreds of JASSM-ER Cruise Missiles

Poland signs for Hundreds of Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missiles with Extended Range (JASSM-ER) Cruise Missiles. The deal was finalized on May 28th by Polish Defense Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz.

Approved by U.S in March

The procurement finalizes a $1.77 billion sale of 821 JASSM-ER missiles to Poland that was approved by the U.S. State Department in March. The lower $735 million value of the signed contract suggests it covers approximately 340 of the stealthy cruise missiles.

Deliveries from 2026-2030 Deliveries of the JASSM-ER missiles to Poland are scheduled to take place from 2026 through 2030 under the newly signed deal.

Next-Generation Standoff Weapon

The JASSM is a stealthy, next-generation standoff missile that utilizes inertial navigation and GPS for midcourse guidance before terminal homing to the target using an imaging infrared seeker. Its penetrating blast-fragmentation warhead gives it a listed range of 370 km.

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Extended 1,000 km Range

The extended range (ER) variant acquired by Poland increases the missile’s reach to nearly 1,000 km through incorporation of a new turbofan engine and added fuel capacity compared to the baseline JASSM.

The JASSM-ER purchase marks a significant enhancement to Poland’s aerial strike capabilities, providing its air force with a long-range standoff weapon able to precisely engage heavily defended targets from safely outside the threat radius.

As tensions with Russia persist following its invasion of Ukraine, the acquisition reflects Warsaw’s drive to modernize its armed forces and bolster both defensive and offensive conventional deterrence posture aligned with its NATO commitments.

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