Poland’s consortium lead by PGZ has won a US $180 million deal from polish ministry of defense to supply PSR-A Pilica short range anti-aircraft defense systems.
The consortium will supply six batteries of the PSR-A Pilica systems to the Polish Armed Forces from the year 2019 to 2022.
“The Pilica artillery-missile systems will be one of the major short-range defense systems, a pillar of the Polish anti-aircraft defense system,” Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz was quoted as saying by DefenseNews Tuesday.
The consortium consists of PGZ and three of the group’s subsidiaries, artillery producer ZM Tarnow S.A., optoelectronic equipment-maker PCO S.A., and radar manufacturer PIT-Radwar S.A.
The contract is part of Poland’s plans to expand and modernize its air defense capabilities.
Warsaw aims to spend about 40 billion zloty (US$9.5 billion) to acquire middle-range air and anti-missile defense systems, and more than 20 billion zloty (US$4.7 billion) to purchase short-range air-defense systems for its military, Deputy Defence Minister Bartosz Kownacki said earlier this year at a meeting of the Polish parliament’s Defence Committee.
The US state department has approved sale of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles Extended Range (JASSM-ER) for an estimated cost of $200 million to Poland. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Monday
The Polish Air Force has received the first two M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) from Alenia Aermacchi. The aircraft flew in formation with the TS-11 Iskara trainers on Monday which were sent to welcome the new airframes, The Aviationist reported Tuesday
Poland will build a 800 million Euros worth new territorial defense force of 53,000 volunteers by 2019 in order to guard against threats from Russia. The force will be similar to the US National Guard in that it is comprised of civilians who undergo military training, Defense Minister Atoni Macierewicz said Monday
Poland has invited Lockheed Martins PZL Mielec, Leonardos PZL Świdnik and Airbus for new preliminary talks on supplying helicopters to the countrys armed forces. The three companies were also part of the previous tender for the same purpose
Poland will sign a $7.5-billion agreement on the purchase of eight Patriot anti-ballistic missile batteries by the end of 2017
About 15 companies, including Israel's Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, Frances MBDA, and Italy's Leonardo have bid for tender issued by Polish Ministry of Defence to supply combat UAVs to the countrys armed forces. The firms have submitted their applications to take part in the technical dialog
Polands state department has earmarked 27.7 percent, 37 billion PLN (US $9 billion) of its defense budget for 2017 for common NATO infrastructure under the NSIP as part of the investment
Polish Ministry of Defense is planning to spend more than 61 billion zloty (US $14.5 billion) to acquire new weapons and military equipment in next five years
Polish government has initiated a tender to purchase 14 helicopters as part of urgent operational requirement of the armed forces. Having taken this move, the ministry said that Poland would be spending all the funds allocated in the state budget this year to upgrade its armed forces,
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