PGZ Group companies: Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej (CTM) and Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów (ZMT) signed agreements with Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Within the agreements the companies will supply services and materials necessary to build Poland’s WISŁA air and missile defense system based on the Patriot™ system.
The contract with Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej (CTM) concerns designing, equipping and integrating specialist shelters for the Wisła system. Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów (ZMT) will build launcher actuators, and Wojskowe Zakłady Elektroniczne (WZE) will make Data Link Terminal Modules (DLTMs), components included in each Patriot™ system. The contracts provide Polish defense companies with an opportunity to export their own products and services to other Patriot™ partner countries.
„The contracts signed result from efforts of PGZ S.A to become part of the the supply chain of our foreign partners. In this way, we strengthen the cooperation with U.S. companies, opening the way for our companies to be awarded further orders from other countries using the U.S.-manufactured systems,” said Marek Borejko, Head of PGZ Air and Missile Defense Department.
“These contracts underscore Raytheon’s commitment to growing Polish industry participation in building Poland’s Patriot system,” said Pete Bata, Raytheon Company’s Vice President of Polish Integrated Air & Missile Defense. “ Some PGZ companies have become members of Raytheon’s global supply chain and have an opportunity to compete to sell to other Patriot partners around the world.”
Phase I of the WISŁA program includes the supply of 2 batteries of Patriot™ air and missile defense system. Batteries delivered to Poland will be equipped with launchers built in Huta Stalowa Wola S.A. (HSW), also part of PGZ. The transfer of technology and knowledge will also reduce costs incurred throughout the entire life cycle of launcher systems, the operation and modernization of which will fall under the responsibility of PGZ Group companies.
The PGZ–Wisła consortium responsible for implementing the WISŁA program on the PGZ’s side consists of 14 companies: PGZ S.A. (consortium leader), Huta Stalowa Wola S.A., MESKO S.A., PIT-RADWAR S.A., Wojskowe Zakłady Elektroniczne S.A., Jelcz sp. z o.o., Autosan sp. z o.o., Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej S.A., Wojskowe Zakłady Uzbrojenia S.A., Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów S.A., Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze nr 1 S.A., Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze nr 2 S.A., PCO S.A. oraz Wojskowe Zakłady Łączności nr 1 S.A. Additionally, some other PGZ Group companies will be participating in the WISLA program as subcontractors.
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ)
Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) is a producer of innovative systems and solutions used by the Polish Armed Forces and other allied formations. It also delivers technologically advanced products, particularly artillery systems, radar systems, personal soldiers equipment or air defense systems. It brings together over 50 companies most important for the Polish defense industry: production and service facilities as well as research centers.
Raytheon Company, with 2019 sales of $29 billion and 70,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 98 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I® products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.
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