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In 1992, the company equipped the Polish Navy with Electronic Warfare solutions. A year later, an agreement was signed concerning the licence for the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system.
Thales’ cooperation with the Polish defence industry also involves the development and manufacturing of PR4G tactical radios. The collaboration between Radmor and Thales (then Thomson) dates back to 1996, followed by successive transfers of technology in 1997 and 2001 to equip the Polish Army with a modern system for tactical wireless communication, also making Poland the second country to be entrusted with the production of this equipment.
Another major element of cooperation in Poland in 2001 was the conclusion of a contract for the modernisation of three Orkan-class missile ships, which were equipped with a modern Tacticos Combat Management system. In March 2014, Polish Ministry of National Defence signed a contract with Thales for the delivery of an integrated combat management system along with the associated works for the ORP Ślązak patrol vessel. Nowadays, Thales is strongly present in the Polish frigate programme called “Miecznik” offering its CMS and sensors for three surface ships.
Thales is fostering closer ties and business partnerships with the Polish industry in support of Poland’s investment in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and related technologies, to guarantee Polish sovereignty of the system. Thales is committed to delivering the right solution for Poland’s Gryf requirement, through cooperation with the wider Polish industry. Thales also offers Hawkei, a multi-role armoured vehicle, dedicated for use by Poland’s Special Forces and infantry. It is a highly mobile construction, aimed at providing the crew with a high level of protection against mines, improvised explosive devices (IED), and small arms. Hawkei is suitable for performing various tasks in the area of command, patrol, and other activities of modern warfare. The vehicle features an open electronic architecture that enables the integration of command, communication, intelligence, and arming systems. The vehicle’s innovative modular structure and simplified assembly allow for making use of local industrial facilities and ensuring full support throughout the product’s life cycle, in the country of use.