Poland’s Ministry of Defence has obtained three offers to acquire new submarines for the country’s Navy as the service seeks three new vessels to replace outdated Kobben-class subs.
France’s Naval Group is offering its Scorpene-class subs armed with MBDA’s naval cruise missiles; Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems is bidding with its 212CD-class subs; and Swedish, Saab-owned company Kockum is offering its A26-class subs, the ministry said in a statement.
The French offer is the only one comprising cruise missiles.
Deliveries of the new subs are scheduled for the years 2024 to 2026. In addition to the minesweepers and one rescue vessel, the contract is estimated to be worth some 10 billion zloty (U.S. $2.9 billion), according to data from the ministry.