TKMS and Navantia are shortlisted to prepare a Concept Design and Feasibility Study as part of Project MIECZNIK, the acquisition of multi-mission frigates for the Polish Navy.
Now, Navantia and TKMS will participate in the Viability Phase in order to propose a design that further adjusts to the requirements of the Armaments Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of Defence. The final decision on the contractor is expected in 2022.
“As a leading supplier of frigate warship technology to 19 navies worldwide to date, including 6 NATO navies, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems is proud to be able to offer Poland the MEKO® A-300 PL, our most up-to-date variant of the famous MEKO® technology frigate family.” CEO TKMS, Dr Rolf Wirtz said.
If selected, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will form an enduring Technology Partnership with the Polish industry for the building, integration and lifecycle support of the MEKO® A-300 PL frigates entirely in Poland.
Navantia’s offer is based on the design of the F-100, in service for the Spanish Navy, which has been the starting point for successful export contracts to Norway and Australia.
“Navantia is ready to have a local presence in Poland in order to support the construction and sustainment of the ships. We are proud to offer the Polish Navy a collaboration model that has proven to be of mutual benefit and that will allow Poland, a friend and ally, to have a highly technological naval defence capability, proven both by the Spanish Navy and by other international clients”, has declared the Commercial and Business Development Director of Navantia, Javier Herrador.
The Miecznik program for the construction of frigates is part of an ambitious plan launched by the Polish Government to modernize its Armed Forces with an investment of 115 billion euros until 2035.
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