Poland will receive short-range surface-to-air missile systems following an agreement signed between Polish company PGZ-NAREW consortium and the British subsidiary of European MBDA on Monday.
Under the deal, MBDA will supply PGZ-Narew with CAMM iLauncher systems, which will be integrated into Poland's Narew short-range air defense program.
“Today’s contract allows us to confirm the further schedule of integration work, the progress in which will determine how quickly we will be able to strengthen our country’s air defense. The signed document is also another step towards concluding a strategic agreement with our British partner in the production of launchers and missiles at our plants, that is crucial for the success of the entire NAREW program,” said Sebastian Chwałek, President of the Management Board of PGZ S.A.
The value of the contract was not disclosed. The total cost of the program amounts to between €11-15 billion. As per a contract inked between the Polish Ministry of Defence and PGZ-Narew on April 14, two units will initially be delivered to the country under a fast-track process - the first in September and the second next year.
The NAREW program provides for the development and delivery of components and subsystems for 23 anti-aircraft missile systems with a range of about 25km. It covers the integration of MBDA-produced launchers and missiles with the radiolocation station and the communication and command system manufactured by the Polish defense industry.