Navantia, Thyssenkrupp have been shortlisted by the Polish Ministry of Defence to build three frigates in a Technology Transfer (ToT) program along with one other finalist.
All three will participate in the Viability Phase in order to propose a design that further adjusts to the requirements of the Armaments Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of Defence. The final decision on the contractor is expected in 2022, Navantia said August 6.
The offer presented by Navantia is based on the design of the F-100, in service for the Spanish Navy, which has been the starting point for successful export contracts to Norway and Australia.
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems also announced it has been shortlisted to prepare a Concept Design and Feasibility Study as part of Project MIECZNIK, the acquisition of multi-mission frigates for the Polish Navy.
Thyssenkrupp CEO Dr Rolf Wirtz said, “Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will offer Poland the MEKO A-300 PL, our most up-to-date variant of the famous MEKO technology frigate family.”
If selected, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will form an enduring Technology Partnership with Polish industry for the building, integration and lifecycle support of the MEKO A-300 PL frigates entirely in Poland.
The Miecznik program launched by the Polish Government envisages the construction of three multi-mission frigates at the local PGZ shipyard in Gdynia through a Technology Transfer (ToT) contract with an international company.
“Navantia is ready to have a local presence in Poland in order to support the construction and sustainment of the ships,” said the Commercial and Business Development Director of Navantia, Javier Herrador.
The Miecznik program for the construction of frigates is part of an ambitious plan launched by the Polish Government to modernize its Armed Forces with an investment of 115 billion euros until 2035.