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Thales showcased advanced defence equipment at MSPO in Kielce, Poland

Thales, one of the global leaders in the defence industry, participated in the 31th edition of the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO), held September 5-8 in Kielce. Thales participated in the fair presenting several military systems utilized by the world’s major powers. At its booth, the company provided visitors with models and multimedia visualizations of advanced technological solutions, including the ones which chosen by the Polish Armed Forces included in the Miecznik Frigates.

The MSPO exhibition is one of the most important defence industry events on the European map and the third largest defence exhibition after Paris and London. Several hundred defence companies were visited by more than 10,000 visitors over four days, and the Thales stand also by several international delegations and experts from Poland, the UK, France and the Netherlands.

The Thales pavilion showcased an impressive product portfolio - equipment and technologies used by the world's major Defence Forces. Thales Showcased its Anti-Submarine Warfare and Mine Warfare solutions showing the interoperability with other NATO Navies. Similarly exciting were the STARStreak and LMM portable missile systems, which the company has donated in support of Ukraine's air defence a year ago. The STARStreak is the fastest short-range surface-to-air missile, reaching speeds of Mach 4 (> 3,000 mph) and is one of the most advanced weapons which, when fired, releases three laser-guided submunitions that create additional opportunities to strike the target. In turn, Britain's Lightweight Multi-role Missile (LMM) weighs just 13 kilograms and achieves a range of up to 8 kilometers, and thanks to its multi-functionality supports military units in defending against air, ground and water attacks.

-Thales was down-selected in 2022 to equip the future frigates of the Polish Navy with the integrated combat system TACTICOS and a comprehensive sensor suite. By working with the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium and other Polish industry, Thales contributes to strengthen Poland’s local defence industry. It is an honor for us that sharing our experience and know-how we can participate in structuring the defence ecosystem within the North Atlantic Alliance." - said Marcin Czepinski, Director of Thales' Defence Division in Poland.

Many years of experience and successful realization of contracts worldwide contributed to the choice of Thales as a supplier of technology for the new ships of the Polish Armed Forces and equipping them with the TACTICOS integrated combat management system. This is a strategic program for Poland that will significantly strengthen and improve the country's defence industry, securing it on the world stage.

- Our main focus in Poland is to build long-term strategic partnerships with both local companies and the Polish government. We are now fully engaged in the Miecznik program, working side by side with all Consortium partners to develop best possible military solutions for Poland. We are glad that this year’s MSPO brought so valuable meetings with our partners and customers.” - emphasized Magdalena Nizik, CEO of Thales Poland.
About Thales
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global high-technology leader specializing in three sectors: Defence & Security, Aerospace, and Digital Identity & Security. It develops products and solutions that contribute to a safer, more environmentally-friendly and more inclusive world. The Group invests nearly €4 billion a year in Research & Development, particularly in key areas of innovation such as quantum, Edge computing, 6G and cybersecurity.  Thales employs 77,000 people in 68 countries. In 2022, the Group generated sales of 17.6 billion euros.
Lynne Scott Walters, Communications Director, Northern & Central Europe
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