European guided-missile manufacturers MBDA and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have agreed to cooperate on a number of a new naval and air-launched missile projects.
PGZ managing board president Arkadiusz Siwko said: “Following a month-long negotiations process we have reached an agreement on deep co-operation and exchange of technologies between the companies composing PGZ, and the facilities of MBDA.
“Thanks to this we are now confident that we can obtain the competences and deliver a number of military programmes, especially the ‘Narew’ short range air defence system, among others. This is a very important day for us, as it opens the perspective of co-operation between defence industries in European countries which are Nato members.”
The agreement provides a framework for future cooperation between PGZ and MBDA, regarding the missile programmes included in the Polish Armed Forces’ Technical Modernization Plan, MBDA stated.
It also expects the transfer of modern missile technologies to companies within PGZ and integrating these companies into MBDA’s global supply chain.
Under the agreed terms, both companies will develop missiles and related equipment, such as launchers, command and control systems, data transmission systems and support vehicles.
The scope of the deal also includes system integration, programme management, servicing and training.
Image: PGZ and MBDA sign an agreement aimed at missile systems cooperation. Photo: courtesy of MBDA.