Thales has won a contract to supply an integrated combat system for the ORP ŚLĄZAK Patrol Vessel being built for the Polish defence force.
The contract will see Thales deliver main combat system components such as the TACTICOS Combat Management System, SMART-S Mk2 surveillance radar, STING-EO Mk2 (currently named the STIR 1.2 EO Mk2) fire control radar, MIRADOR electro-optical observation and fire control system and LINK 11/16 tactical data link system.
The company is also responsible for the combat system integration related to other systems to be installed on board the vessel, such as weapons, communication and navigation systems, as well as several third party-supplied sensors.
Gerben Edelijn, CEO, Thales Nederland said, ‘We won this contract because of our state of the art technical solution which perfectly matched the customer’s requirements. Taking the fierce international competition into account, this contract proves our position as no. 1 worldwide in naval mission systems.’
According to the company, the systems will be fully operational on the ORP ŚLĄZAK Patrol Vessel - the successor of the GAWRON multipurpose corvette programme - in 2016. Thales will work with a number of organizations in Poland for transfer of knowledge and technology concerning maintenance, training of Combat Information Centre staff and software development.