Navantia press release
Navantia has been shortlisted as a potential partner of the PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium for the development of the Combat System for future Miecznick frigates. Navantia has presented a proposal based on its CATIZ Combat Management System (CMS) developed by Navantia Sistemas.
In this stage, Navantia Sistemas will develop a CMS proposal that integrates the sensors and weapons systems that best suits the requirements of the Armaments Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of Defence. The decision on the contractor is expected in 2022.
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 has also been shortlisted for the construction of the ship, with a proposal based on the F-100.
Navantia has presented its products and services and its experience in systems integration and Technology Transfer participating for the first time at the MSPO defense fair in the city of Kielce this September.
The Miecznik frigate construction program is part of an ambitious plan launched by the Polish Government to modernize its Armed Forces with an investment of 115,000 million euros until 2035.
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For record, an agreement was signed between the Armament Inspectorate and the Consortium PGZ-Miecznik for the delivery of three frigates for the Polish Navy within the program “Miecznik” on July 27, 2021.
At this occasion, the Polish Minister of Defence said: “These ships will be produced in Poland by a consortium. I said that I expect that the process of building these ships will be as fast, as efficient as in the case of the mine destroyers ‘Kormoran’”.
The program of acquiring new frigate class vessels for the Navy under the codename “Miecznik” is one of the projects of Technical Modernization Plan 2021-35.
The Minister detailed the work plan regarding the frigate acquisition program.
“By the end of November three conceptual projects will be prepared by the consortium. Then, no later than at the turn of this year and next year the best of the three concepts will be selected. As far as military requirements and costs are concerned, of course. Then, the consortium will start work on the technical design and later on the construction of the first ship. According to the adopted schedule, we want the first ship to be launched within four years.”Minister of National Defence,Mariusz Blaszczak.