MBDA and PGZ unveil tank equipped with Brimstone missile

6 September 2019 (Last Updated July 29th, 2020 12:53)

MBDA and Polish state-owned defence enterprise PGZ have demonstrated a tank armed with MBDA’s Brimstone precision strike missile and agreed to pursue joint cooperation.

MBDA and PGZ unveil tank equipped with Brimstone missile
The ease of integration with the existing Polish targeting systems makes the solution flexible to be installed onto multiple Polish platforms. Credit: © 2019 MBDA.

MBDA and Polish state-owned defence enterprise PGZ have demonstrated a tank armed with MBDA’s Brimstone precision strike missile and agreed to pursue joint cooperation.

The armed tank was unveiled at the MSPO 2019 defence industry exhibition in Kielce, Poland.

The event also served as a platform for a statement of cooperation between MBDA and PGZ.

The joint statement of cooperation outlines the intent of the companies to forge a partnership to propose the solution to Poland to meet its requirement for a tank destroyer that can tackle massed armour formations.

Under the agreement, MBDA and PGZ will also explore export opportunities.

MBDA Poland sales director Adrian Monks said: “Pairing the combat-proven MBDA Brimstone missile with the diverse range of current and future Polish platforms provides the ability to deliver rapid military capability for Poland and for wider markets, whilst strengthening our co-operation with PGZ Group on missiles.”

The company has agreed to transfer Brimstone missile technology and know-how to PGZ. MESKO, a PGZ company, will undertake missile production.

PGZ Deputy CEO Sebastian Chwałek said: “We are growing our co-operation with MBDA into new areas. We have agreed on the ways of offering those solutions in export markets.

“By combining our competences with the experience of our British partners, we are able to achieve a lot and deliver the most modern solutions to both Polish and allied armed forces.”

Brimstone is a long-range, all-weather performance missile that can engage line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight targets.

The missile can defeat active protection systems (APS) and provide salvo-firing and moving target capability.

Additionally, MBDA has signed contracts with MESKO at MSPO 2019 to bring the latter into its global supply chain.

The contracts will cover components for the CAMM air defence missile family and the Brimstone strike missile.