On 4 July the Consortium led by Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. recommended American Lockheed Martin for continuing talks on squadron-level fire-module of multiple rocket launchers "Homar”. This paves the road for the PGZ-led consortium to submit an offer to the Polish MoD's Armament Inspectorate and to start the goverment-to-goverment procedure on granting US administration's consent for Lockheed Martin to participate in the "Homar" program.
Acquisition by the Polish Armed forces such a squadron-level fire-module of multiple rocket launchers (code-name Homar) is one of the key elements of the Plan of Technical Modernization of the Polish Armed Forces. "Homar" consists in purchase of three squadron-level fire-modules of multiple rocket launchers.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. is a leader of the Consortium created to execute the "Homar" program for squadron-level fire-modules of multiple rocket launchers. As part of preparation of an agreement to be submitted to the Armament Inspectorate of the Polish MoD, the Consortium is engaged in advanced talks with foreign partners being the suppliers of technology necessary to create the potential of the Polish industry for the Homar program.
During these talks Lockheed Martin's offer was deemed to be the most advantageous from the point of view of requirements of the Polish Armed Forces and as regards technology transfers, and on 4 July 2017 Lockheed Martin was formally selected as a dedicated partner for rockets and missiles for the "Homar" program of squadron-level fire-modules of multiple rocket launchers. This selection opens the road towards further negotiations with Lockheed Martin and towards the final proposal from the Consortium to the Armament Inspectorate.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. has informed the Ministry of National Defence of Poland about the above recommendation, so that the Ministry could commence the goverment-to-goverment procedure on granting US administration's consent for Lockheed Martin to participate in the "Homar" program.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) is the leader of the Polish industry and one of the largest defence firms in Europe. It brings together 60 companies (defence, shipyard, new technology sectors) and generates annual revenues at the level of PLN 5 billion. Thanks to the potential of technology polonisation, strict cooperation with Polish scientific environment and emphasis on the research and development process PGZ offers innovative products which improve the safety. Among other thingsPGZ offers a very short range air defence system with a PODRAD set and SOŁA radar; a portable GROM antiaircraft; a system of unmanned E-310 aircrafts; ROSOMAK wheeled armoured vehicle; self-propelled tracked KRAB howitzer; BERYL soldier individual equipment with BERYL rifle. PGZ also is competent in designing, construction and equipment of the ships. Furthermore, PGZ is modernising and servicing the vehicles, airplanes, helicopters, ships (as well as the former USSR equipment). In the years to come PGZ will develop space, satellite and cyber technologies.back to articles