Companies belonging to the PGZ Group: OBR CTM S.A. from Gdynia, PGZ Stocznia Wojenna, PCO S.A., and Maskpol S.A. received awards and honourable mentions during BALT MILITARY EXPO that took place in Gdańsk from 25 to 27 June 2018.
The Award of the President of the Republic of Poland for the best defence and security products distinguished by their operational characteristics, innovation, and originality was awarded to the consortium comprising OBR CTM S.A. and PGZ Stocznia Wojenna for its Kormoran II minesweeper. The same project was also honoured with the Expo’s “Grand Prix of Rear Admiral Xawery Czernicki”.
OBR CTM also received two of three equivalent “Amber Medallions” for its SCOT Vessel Combat Management System and its System for Monitoring and Minimising the Ship’s Physical Fields – Passive Ship Defence System. Both solutions are used by the ORP “Kormoran” minesweeper. The special prize of Międzynarodowe Targi Gdańskie S.A. was awarded to PGZ’s PCO S.A. from Warsaw for its PNL-4 “Orlik” pilot night vision goggles. Maskpol was honoured for its HP-05 ballistic helmet.
Aside from OBR CTM, PGZ Stocznia Wojenna, Maskpol, and PCO the companies promoting their products during the Expo also included: MARS Shipyards&Offshore, PIT RADWAR with its BYSTRA radiolocation station and AM 35mm naval cannon, as well as “Łucznik” Arms Factory with its family of MSBS GROT cal. 5.56x45 mm and 7.62x39 mm carbines, Mk 96 Beryl assault rifle, Mini Beryl assault rifle, as well as PM-06 and PM-98 submachine guns.
BALT MILITARY EXPO takes place in close co-operation with Ministry of National Defence, the Navy Inspectorate of the General Command of Polish Armed Forces, and the Naval Operations Centre – the Naval Component Command of the Operational Command of Polish Armed Forces. It focuses on the subject of naval security, defence systems, as well as life-saving missions at sea and on land. This year’s event was accompanied by the 8th International Tech-Science Conference NATCON “Naval Technologies for Defence and Security”. It was organised by: OBR CTM S.A., Polish Naval Academy, and Międzynarodowe Targi Gdańskie.
The event was organised on the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence and the 100th anniversary of establishing the Polish Navy, and honorary patronage was provided by the President of Poland Andrzej Duda. Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. was the Expo’s strategic partner and NATCON Conference’s strategic sponsor.
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