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MBDA signs agreement with PGZ on delivery of NAREW system elements

Posted 25 April 2022 · Add Comment

The PGZ-NAREW consortium has concluded an agreement with MBDA regarding the schedule and terms of delivery of the NAREW system components from the British partner.

Above: (left to right) CEO of the Polish Armaments Group Sebastian Chwałek and MBDA Sales Director Poland Adrian Monks signed the interim capability contract in Warsaw today, which is the first of two stages to deliver the Common Anti Air Modular Missile (CAMM), a surface to air missile.
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The contract will allow for the integration of the MBDA launcher and missiles with the radar station and the C2 communication and command system produced by the Polish defence industry.

The agreement between the PGZ-NAREW Consortium and MBDA UK is a confirmation of the British partner's readiness for quick and efficient deliveries of the effector team - the CAMM missiles and iLaunchers - which will be integrated by the members of the Consortium as part of the contract concluded April 14 this year, for the delivery of two short-range air defence fire units for the Polish Armed Forces in the accelerated formula.

"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 defence. 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 programme" said Sebastian Chwałek, President of the Management Board of PGZ S.A.

Chris Allam, Managing Director of MBDA UK, said: “MBDA is proud to be part of such an important programme for the protection of Polish skies together with our Polish partners from PGZ. This rapid initial NAREW project demonstrates MBDA’s agility to respond to urgent needs and develop sovereign system solutions in rapid timescales. We are already working to rapidly deliver the first systems to Poland as well as addressing the wider NAREW programme of technology transfer and Polish manufacture.”

The NAREW programme provides for the development and delivery of components and subsystems for 23 short-range anti-aircraft missile systems. The programme covers the supply of modern military equipment for the Polish Armed Forces but also the acquisition of technology and knowledge, building industrial potential, project management and system integration by the Polish defence industry.

The collaboration will provide enhanced security and defence development for both NATO countries, and bolster European security.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: "Poland and the United Kingdom maintain a wide-ranging and important defence partnership and this move will benefit both countries, as well as the wider NATO alliance.

"This missile is at the forefront of threat detection and deterrence, with Poland’s Short-Range Air Defence system seeing even greater alignment between our Armed Forces."

The PGZ-NAREW Consortium consists of: Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (leader), Huta Stalowa Wola S.A., Jelcz sp.z o.o., MESKO S.A., Ośrodek Badawczo Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej S.A., PCO S.A., PIT-RADWAR S.A., Wojskowe Zakłady Łączności No. 1 S.A., Wojskowe Zakłady Uzboszenia S.A., Military Electronic Works ARE. and Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów S.A. Other companies from the Polish Armaments Group and a number of private companies, research and development institutions and academic centres will also be able to participate in the project.





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