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Polish company to produce Patriot modules for missile defense system

The Polish Military Industrial Electronic Company (WZE) has signed an agreement with American Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to produce one of the modules for the Patriot Missile Defense System.

The company, a part of the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), is set to produce and deliver the Data Link Terminal Module (DLTM) for the “Wisła” missile defense program.

According to CEO Przemysław Kowalczuk, the DLTM is a key element which controls the entire missile launcher.

“This is a technology, which runs right from the United States and the WZE has the opportunity to participate in the technical understanding of the whole module, the production and later maintenance for at least 30 years,” he explained. 

The CEO added that after the experienced gained on working on the module, the company will be able to offer new versions or simply different solutions desired by users.

A member of the PGZ executive board Radosław Domagalski-Łabędzki emphasized that the agreement is an indefinite business deal and not an off-set one. Owing to it, the WZE will be able to produce the DLTM for the needs of foreign clients.

“If Raytheon becomes the supplier of the aerial defense system in the given proceedings, WZE will be able to present its offer,” Domagalski-Łabędzki underlined, adding that the quality and price of constructing the module will have to be competitive for WZE to become a seller.

As part of the “Wisła” program, the first test module is to be prepared by January 2021. After its testing and acceptance, the proper production of eight units will start in August 2021.

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