Thales has signed a contract to equip Poland’s frigates with upgraded surveillance administration programs.
Beneath the contract, the corporate will ship its TACTICOS built-in fight administration system (CMS), in addition to sonars, radars, and infrared sensors to the Polish Navy.
The settlement is a results of the 2022 Strategic Cooperation Settlement signed by Thales and Poland. The TACTICOS-equipped frigates are scheduled to enter service in 2029.
TACTICOS will present Poland’s MIECZNIK-class frigates with a fight system that helps sensor management, motion assist, and weapons management for general-purpose missions and excursions.
Moreover, two extremely complementary radars, the SM400 Block 2 and the NS50, can be included for long-range air and floor surveillance, helicopter management and weapons management capabilities.
Thales mentioned the CMS will make the most of key learnings from the UK’s Kind 31 Frigate Programme, which shares ship designs with Poland’s frigates. This system was carried out in collaboration with the UK authorities, in addition to arms firms Babcock and MBDA.
Polish Armaments Group Division of Maritime Applied sciences Director Cezary Cierzan mentioned the contract with Thales is the cornerstone of Poland’s collaborative relationship with the producer.
“The contract gives a stable basis for joint endeavour and the super worth that may be achieved by way of collaboration is a key side of strategic partnership,” he mentioned.
Thales Above Water Techniques Vice President Dirk Jan de Brujin additionally commented on the corporate’s lasting partnership with the navy.
“Our relationship with the Polish Navy dates again a few years and we’re proud that now we have been chosen for this main programme after 2 years of growing the answer with PGZ.”