(Corrects to Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS) not Army
Battle Command System (ABCS) radar in last par)
WARSAW, March 31 Poland expects that it will
sign a deal with U.S. defence firm Raytheon to buy eight
Patriot missile defence systems by the end of this year, Polish
Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Friday.
"We hope that we will sign the contract by more or less the
end of the year," Macierewicz told reporters.
Macierewicz also said that the first of the eight systems,
which he said would all be equipped the built-in Integrated
Battle Command System (IBCS), will likely arrive in Poland two
years after the contract is signed.
(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Writing by Marcin Goettig)