Poland’s efforts to increase its defense capabilities do not stop. The state military equipment company PGZ has reached an agreement with the European rocket company MBDA the development of a new medium-range interceptor missile, originally manufactured for the United Kingdom cam. The new weapon, developed under a previous agreement between Warsaw and London, is intended for use on sea and land platforms.
The new alliance, signed on the basis of a memorandum of understanding between PGZ and MBDA, follows the agreement signed between the governments of the United Kingdom and Poland to promote the development of a future common weapon based on the family of common modular anti-weapons. aircraft missiles (cam), as part of the strategic partnership between the UK and Poland with the year 2030 as the horizon.
The new rocket Camm-MR will complement previous acquisitions by cam j Camm-ER as part of the Polish frigate program Swordfish and modernizing the country’s air defense Pilica+which the system also belongs to Wislaformed by American top systems patriot and that Narew Mid-tier that supports MBDA also with PGZ.
The aim is for this initiative to “serve as a common ammunition for both Polish and British armed forces with a dual production source,” as the president of PGZ explained. Sebastian Chwalek. It is, in the words of MBDA’s CEO, Eric Beranger, of “a historic step for our companies and for the development of European solutions to defend Europe”. A few months ago, Warsaw completed the largest European order for short-range air defense systems I WILL TAKEby allocating 1,900 million pounds (more than 2,200 million euros at the current exchange rate) for the acquisition of missiles cam e Ilanuncherincluding 22 batteries.
Polish participation in the future development of the family camexplains the European manufacturer “is a consequence of the successful collaboration between the UK and Italy that created this.” Camm-ER“, the extended range version of the weapon.